Higher Education Act

Policy and Politics for Reauthorization of the US Higher Education Act

Existing Law and Regulation

The legislation was first passed in 1965 and was was last reauthorized as the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.  The statute is codified under 20 U.S. Code Chapter 28 – HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCES AND STUDENT ASSISTANCE.

The US. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education maintains a guide with details on the programs it administers under the HEA.

An overview of laws and regulations that affect higher education is maintained by  the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).  The overview can be found at Higher Education Compliance Matrix

Funding includes mandatory spending authorized by the education committees and discretionary funding that is provided each year by the appropriations committees.

2021 COVID Funding Package

%d bloggers like this: