ERIC Number: ED496038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Maintaining a Level Playing Field for DC Graduates: Legislation to Reauthorize the DC College Access Act. Hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session (March 25, 2004) Serial No. 108-172
US House of Representatives
This hearing was convened to discuss the reauthorization of the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the tremendous impact the tuition assistance program has had on promoting higher education for high school graduates in the Nation's Capital. The original aim of the program in 1999 was to provide DC high school graduates the same opportunity that college bound seniors in each of the 50 States have, specifically a network of State supported institutions to attend at a relatively low cost. The program sought to level the playing field for DC residents who do not have access to a similar State supported system. To accomplish this, the Tuition Assistance Grant Program covers the difference between in State and out of State tuition rates for District high school graduates at public colleges and universities throughout the Nation. The program also provides limited financial assistance to DC high school graduates attending private schools in the DC metropolitan area as well as students who attend private historically Black colleges and universities in other States. Statements were heard from: Kelly Valentine, acting director, District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grants Program; Argelia Rodriguez, executive director, District of Columbia College Access Program; Brian L. Ford, former DC TAG recipient; Anthony Talley, director of guidance and counseling, Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School; and Anthony A. Williams, Mayor, District of Columbia. Letters and statements were also presented for the record by: Chairman Tom Davis, a Representative in Congress from the State of Virginia; and Brian L. Ford, former DC TAG recipient.
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High Schools, Grants, Educational Technology, Tuition, Public Colleges, Private Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Hearings, Federal Legislation, State Colleges
US House of Representatives. Available from: U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20401. Tel: 866-512-1800; Fax: 202-512-2104; Web site: http://gpoaccess.gov
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia