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Ezell, Allen – College and University, 2019
This is the first of three articles on academic fraud. This article describes the history and growth of diploma mills and counterfeit operations. The second article will focus on Axact, the world's largest diploma mill (a true criminal enterprise). The third will detail how to identify diploma mills. This article describes degree mills…
Descriptors: Educational History, Deception, Crime, Identification
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Baker, Joshua N.; Lowrey, K. Alisa; Wennerlind, K. Ryan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Since the reauthorization of The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, postsecondary programs that include individuals with intellectual developmental disability have seen a phenomenal increase. In 2015, a National Coordinating Center along with 52 Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, College Students
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Inge, Brittany; Fowler, Pamela; Gross, Jacob P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
The upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 provides opportunities and presents challenges for financial aid administrators. This article outlines steps that aid administrators can take and challenges they may face in preparing for and responding to new legislation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Lalor, Adam R. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Ginder, Scott; Mason, Marcinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) has long collected and reported data on tuition, required fees, and room and board charges for first-time, full-time undergraduate (FTFTUG) students. These charges, along with other miscellaneous expenses, constitute what is known as the "published price of attendance" or the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Full Time Students, Novices
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2011
In making decisions about college, it is essential that students and parents focus on net price, which is the dollar amount that must be paid after subtracting financial assistance from cost of attendance. A net price calculator is one of two financial aid tools designed to provide students and parents with accurate and timely information about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Computation, Decision Making
US Department of Education, 2011
The first-ever U. S. Department of Education summit on sustainability, "Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy," was held on Sept. 20-21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The Sustainability Education Summit (the Summit) brought together leaders from higher education, business and industry, labor,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Research Reports
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2009
Presented in this paper are the top 10 issues most likely to affect public higher education across the 50 states in 2009, in the view of the state policy analysis and research staff at American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). While numerous topics shape state higher education policy, each affecting the issues of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Colleges, Policy Analysis, Tuition
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
A year ago, the U.S. experienced the first symptoms of economic unrest--a sharp spike in fuel prices, rising costs and rising debt, and a jump in foreclosures. Between May and June 2008, unemployment rose a half-point to 5.5 percent and 49,000 jobs were lost. American higher education has been on a collision course with financial reality for more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Opportunities, Unemployment, Economic Climate
Sopko, Kim M. – Project Forum, 2009
The inclusion of universal design for learning (UDL) in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act 2008 (HEA) demonstrates its escalating importance in the education field. UDL concepts and practices are not yet broadly integrated into all education policy. Policy has been slow to catch up to this quickly growing practice. To address that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Disabilities, National Organizations
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Birtwistle, Tim; McKiernan, Holiday Hart – Education and the Law, 2008
Throughout much of the world higher education has been subject to scrutiny, including for example cost, outcomes, stakeholder value, and change. The intensity of the scrutiny and the possible consequences in terms of change have accelerated as a result of 2009 being the year of financial turbulence and scarce resources being used to prop up…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2008
Youth experiencing homelessness or in foster care face numerous barriers to higher education. Inadequate college readiness, the complexity of the financial aid process, and lack of housing and support services once enrolled in college make obtaining a college degree an often insurmountable challenge. Yet a college education offers these youth the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Foster Care, Homeless People
Hartle, Terry W. – Trusteeship, 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.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Equal Opportunity. – 1977
In these guidelines a copy of Act 101 is included together with a definition of the program and a description of institutions eligible for grants and students eligible for the program. Also included is information on institutional commitment, grant awards, and the setting up of an advisory board. Details outlined include recruitment, admissions to…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Advisory Committees, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services