NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Policymakers23
Location
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 27 results Save | Export
Back, Christine J.; Hsin, JD S. – Congressional Research Service, 2019
The last several years have seen renewed debate over the role that race plays in higher education--a debate over "affirmative action." The report first considers "affirmative action" in its original sense: the "mandatory" race-conscious measures that the federal courts have imposed on "de jure" segregated…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Equal Protection, Higher Education, Federal Courts
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2019
Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA; P.L. 89-329), as amended, authorizes programs that provide financial assistance to students to attend certain institutions of higher education (IHEs). In academic year (AY) 2016-2017, 6,760 institutions were classified as Title IV eligible IHEs. Of these IHEs eligible to participate in Title IV programs,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2019
The recent closure of multiple large, proprietary (or private, for-profit) institutions of higher education (IHEs) has brought into focus the extent to which a postsecondary student's education may be disrupted by a school closure. However, even in instances of a small IHE's closure, student concerns remain the same. Concerns include the…
Descriptors: School Closing, Colleges, College Students, Student Loan Programs
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
Skinner, Rebecca R.; Rosenstiel, Leah – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was comprehensively reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L. 114-95) on December 10, 2015. The Title I-A program is the largest grant program authorized under the ESEA and is funded at $15.8 billion for FY2018. Title I-A of the ESEA authorizes aid to Local education agency's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Resource Allocation
Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Federal Pell Grant program, authorized by Title IV-A-1 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, (HEA; P.L. 89-329), as amended, is the single largest source of federal grant aid supporting undergraduate students. The program provided approximately $29 billion in aid to approximately 7.2 million undergraduate students in FY2017. Pell Grants are…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid
Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2018
As of FY2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers benefits under six GI Bills: the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance program (Post-9/11 GI Bill), Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (MGIB-AD), Reserve Educational…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Federal Legislation, Veterans, Educational Legislation
Heisler, Elayne J.; Panangala, Sidath Viranga; Mendez, Bryce H. P.; Villagrana, Marco A.; Mitchell, Alison – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Access to health care is, in part, determined by the availability of physicians, a function of the physician supply. Policymakers have demonstrated a long-standing interest in access to care, both in general and for specific populations. Moreover, federal support for medical residency training (a.k.a., graduate medical education [GME]) is the…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Federal Programs
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
Skinner, Rebecca R.; Rosenstiel, Leah – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the primary source of federal aid to elementary and secondary education. The ESEA was last reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L. 114-95) in 2015. The Title I-A program has always been the largest grant program authorized under the ESEA. Title I-A grants provide supplementary…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
Lewis, Kevin M. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
As overall student loan indebtedness in the United States has increased over the years, many borrowers have found themselves unable to repay their student loans. Ordinarily, declaring bankruptcy is a means by which a debtor may "discharge"--that is, obtain relief from--debts he is unable to repay. However, Congress, based upon its…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Student Loan Programs, Legal Responsibility
Monagle, Laura L. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Congressional offices are frequently contacted by constituents who are researching how to pay for postsecondary education. This report identifies various online sources targeted to students and parents that provide information on planning and acquiring funds for postsecondary education. Some resources also contain information on repaying,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Access to Information, Web Sites
Kuenzi, Jeffrey J. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comprehensively reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Among other changes, the ESSA amended federal K-12 educational accountability requirements for states and local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving ESEA funds, including those regarding the identification, support, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability
Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
This report provides current and historical labor force information about young people ages 16 to 24. In general, youth have a lower rate of labor force participation, and those who are in the labor force are less likely to gain employment than older workers. On the labor supply side, young people are making greater investments in education by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Labor Force, Labor Market
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Impact Aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), was originally established in 1950 by P.L. 81-815 and P.L. 81-874, 15 years prior to the enactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Impact Aid compensates local educational agencies (LEAs) for a "substantial and continuing financial…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2