ERIC Number: EJ822122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Coming Soon: Lots More Federal Regulations
Hartle, Terry W.
Trusteeship, v16 n6 p8-14 Nov-Dec 2008
In August, President Bush signed the Higher Education Opportunity Act into law and in doing so completed the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The six-year effort spanned three Congresses and required 14 short-term extensions of the underlying law to ensure that student-aid benefits would remain available while deliberations continued. The bill itself totals 1,158 pages, establishes roughly 70 new spending programs, and imposes more than 100 new reporting and record-keeping requirements on colleges and universities. Like all new federal laws, the statute is not self-executing. Responsibility for implementing this massive law now moves to the Department of Education, which must decide how to put all the new requirements in place. In this article, the author describes this huge bill by focusing on a handful of complex and controversial issues that are likely to have the biggest impact on campuses.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Paying for College, Grants
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Opportunity Act 1970