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Fountain, Joselynn H. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Three Higher Education Act (HEA) student financial aid programs--the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program, the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program, and the Federal Perkins Loan program--collectively are referred to as the campus-based programs. Under the campus-based programs, federal funding is provided to institutions…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Grants
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Delisle, Jason; Holt, Alexander – Education Next, 2017
The world of student loans and debt forgiveness for teachers is a patchwork of overlapping programs, contradictory regulations, and expensive subsidies that date back to Dwight D. Eisenhower's signing of the National Defense Education Act of 1958. The 60-year experiment in using federal loan dollars to encourage students to become teachers could…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Federal Aid, Educational Legislation
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2017
This publication is intended for college financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the aid process--filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA┬«), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. In addition to the active index, the following topics…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Programs, Federal Programs
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2016
This publication is intended for financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the aid process--filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA┬«), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. The Federal Student Aid Handbook consists of the Application…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Citizenship, College Administration, College Programs
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2014
Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It is money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses (i.e., college, career school, or graduate school expenses). Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Expenditures, Federal Government, Tuition
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2014
For those needing a loan to attend college, think federal aid first. Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans. This brief report answers the following questions about federal aid: (1) What is a federal student loan?; (2) What is a private…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2013
Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It is money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses (i.e., college, career school, or graduate school expenses). Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Expenditures, Federal Government, Tuition
VanBergeijk, Ernst O. – Exceptional Parent, 2011
This article discusses the recent changes to the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA), P.L. 110-315, which have resulted in providing greater access to college programs to students with intellectual disabilities (ID). Prior to the amendments to HEOA, only students who were enrolled full time in a degree bearing program were eligible to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mental Retardation, College Programs, Federal Government
Jennings, Jack – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
With the triumph of Tea Party candidates and other conservatives in 2010, many in the new Congress are pressing to get the federal government out of education. Eliminating or curtailing federal involvement in education would be a wrong-headed, simplistic move for several reasons: (1) It ignores the nation's history; (2) It would erode the state…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Politics of Education, Public Education, United States History
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper presents the Federal Student Aid Annual Report for 2010. Federal Student Aid experienced an extraordinary year in 2010. The passage and enactment of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 ushered in sweeping reforms to the federal student financial assistance programs, resulting in tens of billions of dollars in…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper discusses what federal student aid is and how to apply for it. It also provides a list of federal student aid programs for 2011-12. Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It's money that helps a student pay for education expenses at a postsecondary school (e.g., college,…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
US Department of Education, 2010
Student aid is money provided by the federal government or another entity, such as a school or a state government, to help students pay for college or trade school. The U.S. Department of Education's federal student aid programs deliver billions of dollars to students each year, representing a substantial federal commitment to provide financial…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Grants
Jones, Jessika – California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2009
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Act commits $100 billion to education, with California education expected to receive over $8.5 billion. The largest part of the education stimulus package is the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, of which California's slice is nearly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Block Grants