ERIC Number: ED192689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report from Washington on the 1980 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
College Entrance Examination Board, Washington, DC.
A brief history and some observations are given of the federal Education Amendments of 1980, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965, which provides basic authority for a variety of federal student aid and college assistance programs. Much of the current legislation is extended intact, and most of the programs are reauthorized through fiscal year 1985. A few authorizations that have never been funded (such as community college assistance) are deleted from the Higher Education Act, some of the titles are reshuffled or consolidated, and a new Title XI authorizes grants to urban universities. A title-by-title review of the legislation is provided. Notable changes or new thrusts include these: Title I (continuing education) substantially reduces barriers to continuing education for adults, particularly those whose educational needs have been inadequately served in the past; Title III (institutional aid to developing institutions) tightens application and grant review procedures and specifies in detail many operational aspects of the program; the major student aid programs of Title IV are altered; Title VI boosts foreign language, area studies, and international education programs; and Title IX (graduate programs) consolidates several existing programs and authorizes a new National Graduate Fellows Program. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Area Studies, Continuing Education, Developing Institutions, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Program Development, Second Language Programs, Student Financial Aid, Urban Universities
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, NJ 08541
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1980; Higher Education Act 1965; National Graduate Fellows Program; Public Law 96 374