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US Senate, 2017
This marks the ninth hearing that the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has convened in advance of the Higher Education Act reauthorization. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the unique challenges facing minority serving institutions (MSIs) and to learn about programs and support to help facilitate student success.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Minority Group Students
Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2010
Minority-Serving Institutions are colleges that enroll a high percentage of minority students. Because minority populations have experienced disproportionate barriers to higher education, the federal government provides them with financial support through various titles of the Higher Education Act. MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Black Colleges
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Heller, Donald E. – Academe, 2004
Financial assistance for individuals attending college has existed in this country almost as long as higher education itself. Institutions awarded many of the earliest scholarships based on students' academic merit, with consideration often given to financial need. This practice was carried into the twentieth century, largely by private elite…
Descriptors: Paying for College, College Bound Students, Higher Education, Financial Needs
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2017
Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are institutions of higher education that serve high concentrations of minority students who, historically, have been underrepresented in higher education. Many MSIs have faced challenges in securing adequate financial support, thus affecting their ability to develop and enhance their academic offerings and…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Students, Minority Group Students, Educational Legislation