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ERIC Number: EJ987057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
The Higher Education Opportunity Act: Impact on Students with Disabilities
Madaus, Joseph W.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Lalor, Adam R.
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v26 n1 p33-42 2012
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) contains several important provisions that make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable for young adults with disabilities. This is particularly true for students with intellectual disabilities, as the law created new comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs and provided access to federal student aid to this population for the first time. This article presents a brief summary of the original Higher Education Act of 1965, as well as a detailed summary of the HEOA. Portions of the legislation specific to students with disabilities are highlighted, and specific implications for rehabilitation counselors and pre-service students are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Council on Rehabilitation Education. 1099 East Champlain Drive Suite A PMB Number 137, Fresno, CA 93720; Tel: 559-906-0787; Fax: 559-412-2550; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Opportunity Act 1970