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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Stated Title III Strengthening Institutions is a federally funded program that began as part of the 1965 Higher Education Act, which was established in an effort to strengthen the educational resources for colleges and universities nationwide and provide financial assistance to students in postsecondary and higher education.
The master calendar in the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires that final financial aid rules be published by November 1 in the award year before the rules take effect.
Since 1965 the federal government has attempted to provide low socioeconomic status students with equal access to postsecondary education through the Higher Education Act and its multiplicative programmatic efforts.
Congress would have to approve pending authorization first, particularly the Higher Education Act.
The year that just ended presented students and college administrators with a broad range of challenges, as Congress not only failed for a third straight year to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), but voted for unprecedented cuts in funding of $12.7 billion in the federal Title IV aid programs.
With passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the Higher Education Act (HEA) is now reauthorized.
He has chaired the panel's 21st Century Competitiveness Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the Higher Education Act, since 1995.
Still awaiting action, meanwhile, is reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
4137, moves Congress one step closer to the long-awaited reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which governs federal student financial aid and other programs that promote access for low-income and underrepresented students.

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