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Higher Education Opportunity Act

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

The HEOA are regulations intended to make colleges more accessible, affordable, and accountable. In pursuit of expanding opportunity, the HEOA creates increased grant programs for students, while mandating a vast number of new institutional reporting and disclosure requirements for colleges. The new law covers diverse areas such as admissions, campus safety, federal student aid, student diversity, textbooks and tuition. The HEOA also aims to minimize rising college costs and simplify the financial aid process.

The below offices are required per HEOA to disclose specific information to the consumer. Please see the below office links for specifics.