New Student Aid Changes Help Nontraditional Students

Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke; Julie Strawn

Research Area: Education

Type: Fact sheet


Although Congress has yet to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the fiscal year 2006 federal budget—enacted in February 2006—included several higher education provisions that will provide additional financial aid to low-income working adults and other non-traditional students. This fact sheet examines those provisions and what they likely mean for low-income families and students.