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ERIC Number: ED192689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, NJ 08541
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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