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ERIC Number: EJ792536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
Federal Triangle: Congress Focuses on Access, Affordability and Accountability
Hartle, Terry; Simmons, Chris
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v18 n2 p13-15 Fall 2003
Congress has begun to rewrite the Higher Education Act, the federal law that authorizes student aid programs like Pell Grants, student loans, Federal Work-Study, TRIO and GEAR UP. This will mark the eighth time that the law has been formally revisited since it was enacted in 1965. It is still early in the process and it is uncertain what the Congress will do. However, three issues should be on the radar screen of every senior campus administrator and trustee in the country: access to college for low- and middle-income students, the affordability of a college degree, and the accountability of colleges and universities. In this article, the authors discuss why these issues are likely to cause some concerns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965; No Child Left Behind Act 2001