Higher Education Disaster Relief: provided funds to institutions of higher education located in an area affected by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters occurring during 2008.
Hurricane Education Recovery Awards: Aid for Institutions of Higher Education Impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Paying for Postsecondary Education - The Administration's Fiscal Year 2006 Postsecondary Education Budget Proposals
Letter to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Transmitting the Proposal for the Higher Education Act Reform Amendments of 2005
- Proposed Bill Language MS Word (190K) | PDF (252K)
- Section-by-Section Analysis MS Word (115K) | PDF (183K)
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (Soliciting Public Comment on Reauthorization, 2003)
Public Hearing on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act - March 2003
Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education 2002 - Information on the 2002 negotiated rulemaking activities for Title IV of the Higher Education Act.
Student Loan Program Initiatives
- Market Mechanisms for Student Loans (MMSL)
In December 2001 the General Accounting Office and the U.S. Department of Education published the final report of the study group on market mechanisms in the Federal student loan programs. This study examines how these market mechanisms might be used to determine lender returns on student loans while continuing to meet the other objectives of the loan programs. - Final Report (PDF) -
Alternative Indices (PDF)
In January 2001 the General Accounting Office and the U.S. Department of Education published this final report of the study group on the feasibility of using alternative financial instruments for determining lender yields in the Federal Family Education Loan Programs.
Web-Based Education Commission - Final Report of the Web-Based Education Commission
Financing Postsecondary Education: The Federal Role (conference proceedings)