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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
Hegji, Alexandra; Smole, David P.; Heisler, Elayne J. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
This report identifies and describes federal student loan forgiveness and loan repayment programs that are currently authorized by federal law. It provides brief, summary descriptions of identified programs. These program descriptions are intended to provide policymakers with general information about the purpose of existing programs and how they…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Federal Legislation, Incentives
Hegji, Alexandra; Fountain, Joselynn H.; Collins, Benjamin; Kuenzi, Jeffrey J.; Dortch, Cassandria; Smole, David P. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA; P.L. 89-329, as amended) authorizes programs and activities that make federal financial assistance available to individuals who are pursuing a postsecondary education and to institutions of higher education (IHEs). It also authorizes a number of other activities and functions related to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
Privacy Technical Assistance Center, 2017
The Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has received an increasing number of questions from postsecondary educational institutions (institutions) on the conditions under which federal student financial aid information may be used for program evaluation and research purposes. Numerous federal laws govern access to, disclosure of, and use of…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Information Utilization, College Students, Program Evaluation
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Rhatigan, James J. – Journal of College and Character, 2013
In the late 19th century, faculty members on American college campuses turned their attention away from life outside the classroom, a responsibility they had assumed from the earliest days of the colonial college. The result was the establishment of a field known familiarly today as "student affairs", which focuses on the work of…
Descriptors: College Students, Caring, Ethics, Altruism
Villarreal, Rebecca C.; Santiago, Deborah A. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
Latinos are the second largest student population enrolled in higher education and the majority are concentrated in a small number of institutions--Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Given the concentrated enrollment of Latinos at HSIs and the opportunity to increase Latinos' educational achievement, reviewing the link between capacity…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Hispanic American Students, College Students
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Gasman, Marybeth; Lundy-Wagner, Valerie; Ransom, Tafaya; Bowman, Nelson, III – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2010
This book is organized into nine chapters. First the authors provide a historical overview of historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs), examining their founding as well as the role of African Americans, missionaries, and industrial philanthropists in their development. They also look at how these institutions have changed over time,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational History, Educational Change, School Desegregation
Cebula, Ray – Employment and Disability Institute, 2004
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is essentially a needs-based welfare program. As a needs-based program, SSI must consider the income and resources of the individual applicant or recipient. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) discusses both income and resources at length. When considering Work Study income it is necessary to…
Descriptors: Income, Welfare Services, Federal Aid, College Students
Santiago, Deborah – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2004
In 2003-04 representatives from six baccalaureate-granting Hispanic-Serving Institutions in three state public university systems participated in a project entitled, "Latino Student Success at Hispanic-Serving Institutions." These institutions include two from California State University--(Los Angeles and Dominguez Hills), two from City…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, State Universities, Urban Universities
Linney, Thomas J.; Ross, Kathleen – 1979
The impact of federal student aid programs on higher education and policy implications are discussed. Historical information on federal aid is presented. Large amounts of federal support are devoted to student assistance funding, which is channeled into the institutions in the form of tuition or housing costs. The student aid programs are designed…
Descriptors: College Students, Conference Reports, Educational Finance, Equal Education
Doyle, Denis P.; Hartle, Terry W. – Atlantic, 1986
Federal aid is seen as not only essential to many college students but also as a mainstay of U.S. economic growth and social progress. The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act represents the best chance for reform, and Congress needs to do more than ratify existing programs. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation