Higher Education Opportunity Act For Federal Government Essay

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This document summarizes the results of a report entitled Higher Education Opportunity Act for Federal Government. The summary report is intended for fresh incoming students for Walsh College. The Higher Education Opportunity Act which was passed on August 14, 2008, reemphasizing the Higher Education Act of 1965, it comprises of new arrangements needed to enhance access to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities like financial assistance and scholarships. (http://www.thinkcollege.net/topics/opportunity-act)


The Higher Education Opportunity Act which was then Higher Education Act was first legislation signed into the United States law on November 8, 1965, as one of President Lyndon Johnson’s agenda. Texas University, which was then Southwest Texas College was chosen as the signing site. The Act has been reauthorized up to ten times and the current authorization expired in 2013, however, in 2015 the congress has amended the act to revise the programs.

The main purpose of the Act is to cover in detail the accreditations, college cost, student financial aid, student loans, disclosures and compliance provisions, teacher professional development and international education.

Furthermore, students should be able to answer questions like
• What is the criteria to get in and the benefits?
• What are the duration and cost?


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