Higher Education Act of 1965

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Higher Education Act of 1965

Legislation in the United States that increased federal funding for colleges and universities. It also created the Pell grant, Stafford loan, PLUS loan, and similar programs to make post-secondary education more affordable for students. It has been reauthorized and amended several times since its original passage. It was part of the larger Great Society movement in the United States.
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Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and proposals to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
7722, also known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, the CHEd chair and four commissioners have a fixed term of four years, without prejudice to one reappointment.
Seeing proposals that have this level of specificity and granularity really shows that careful thought is being given to these issues, and that's encouraging as we move forward on these broader, more all-encompassing efforts, particularly around the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act," says McConnell.
While Congress has unveiled a series of legislative proposals aimed at simplifying financial aid and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965, the items are not likely to materialize into law anytime soon.
The final report of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, published by the think tank IPPR today suggests the restoration of the old polytechnic name - dropped after the Further and Higher Education Act was passed in 1992 - would help raise the status of vocational qualifications for institutions which focus on them.
A consortia of institutions of higher education consisting of one or more of the following entities is eligible to apply for the grant: (1) an institution eligible for assistance under Part B of the Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); (2) an institution of higher education that serves substantial numbers of African Americans or other underrepresented minority students; or (3) an institution of higher education with programs in training Foreign Service professionals.
Criminal justice and social policy scholars and researchers from the US discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and other acts involving crime and student safety; the Problem-Specific Guide for Police on bomb threats, aspects it doesn't address, and ways authorities can respond to local problems; and the characteristics of offenders.
The Department has published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to implement general and non-loan provisions that were added to the Higher Education Act, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
This summer Congress passed and the President signed into law a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act significantly revising provisions of the "Youth Offender Program.
The Higher Education Act now working its way through Congress calls for monitoring university hiring in these fields and could lay the groundwork for future Title IX action.
The committee, however, informed Mitchell's office that because Congress recently approved the Higher Education Act, lawmakers might not get another opportunity soon to advance more higher education legislation.

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