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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While both the Excellence in Mental Health Act and the Behavioral Health Information Technology Act have been introduced, but expired without approval, in previous sessions of Congress, the Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education Act is brand new.
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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.
A letter last summer by Brown and Bumphus to the congressional committees charged with drafting the HEA reauthorization said in part: "No federal legislation is more important to community colleges and their students than the Higher Education Act.
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.
The stipend is based upon the students' demonstrated financial need as determined under Title IV, Part F of the Higher Education Act and used to cover students' living expenses.
Commission on Civil Rights will examine the extent to which financial aid funding and awards under the Higher Education Act of 1964 (HEA) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) affect enrollment rates of minority students in colleges and universities awarding bachelors' degrees.
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 calculation of the "expected family contribution" is detailed in Section 471 of the Higher Education Act of 1965; for more information, see Sumutka, "College Aid and Tax Planning (Part I)" The CPA Journal (February 2004), available at www.
It represents all undergraduate students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

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