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ERIC Number: ED540726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education Act Reauthorization: Homeless and Foster Youth
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Youth experiencing homelessness or in foster care face numerous barriers to higher education. Inadequate college readiness, the complexity of the financial aid process, and lack of housing and support services once enrolled in college make obtaining a college degree an often insurmountable challenge. Yet a college education offers these youth the best opportunity to escape poverty and realize their dreams. In August 2008, President Bush signed the Higher Education Opportunity Act, H.R. 4137. This legislation reauthorizes the Higher Education Act. It includes numerous amendments designed to increase homeless and foster students' access to postsecondary education. This two-page brief summarizes the amendments designed to increase homeless and foster students access to postsecondary education contained in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, reauthorized in August 2008.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. P.O. Box 26274; Minneapolis, MN 55426. Tel: 866-862-2562; Fax: 763-545-9499; e-mail: info@naehyc.org; Web site: http://www.naehcy.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Opportunity Act 1970