During his campaign trail, President Biden memorably stated that he would prioritize funding for Historically Black colleges and Universities (HBCUs) once elected.

"Historically Black colleges and Universities have done so much with so little," he said in June 2020. "That's why I propose through the year; I'm going to invest $70 billion."

However, just last month, Biden over-confidentially professed to only donating "$5 billion so far to HBCUs just [in 2021]"—a number well below his $70 billion promise.

"On the campaign, we were hearing upward of $70 to at least $45 billion. And then when we got into office, we had different plans," said Andre M. Perry, a senior research fellow at The Brookings Institution.

To see what HBCU-goers thought about the situation, NBC News correspondent Isa Gutierrez interviewed a handful of students attending Howard UniversityAlabama A&M, and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC).