Colleges and universities are bracing for steep spending reductions in student aid and research funding due to the looming sequestration process. Financial aid offices are scrambling to offset the drop. University researchers say they're already seeing delays in federal grant making.
MONTAGNE: The big federal budget cuts called sequestration start on Friday, but they're already being felt on college campuses.
Curt Nickisch of member station WBUR reports has this report from Boston, the city at the center of a cluster of higher education institutions.