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ERIC Number: ED169869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-16
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act by the 96th Congress--Selected Issues.
Selected issues to be considered by the 96th Congress regarding the Higher Education Act reauthorization are examined. Recently funded at approximately $5 billion, the programs of this legislation serve over 3 million students through financial assistance and nearly the full range of traditional higher education institutions and many proprietary vocational/technical schools. The primary focus of the Higher Education Act is student assistance, which accounts for some 94 percent of the funds appropriated for the Act. Focus in this report is on four student aid-related issues: consolidation, coordination and simplification of the aid programs; the financing of higher education through loans; impact on students' access to higher education and choice among institutions; and the extent of fraud, abuse and waste in these programs. Institutional aid-related issues are discussed briefly with attention paid to such topics as the need for construction support and the Federal support of traditionally black institutions. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Colleges, Cheating, College Choice, Construction Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Problems, Facility Expansion, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Program Development, Social Problems, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.