Congress Expands Student Aid and Supports Innovation in Student Success, Basic Skills and Workforce Partnerships

Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

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

Research Area: Education

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


On August 14, 2008, President Bush signed into law P.L. 110-315, Higher Education Opportunity Act, the long-awaited reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This piece summarizes the key provisions that will influence postsecondary access and success for nontraditional students, including year-round Pell Grants and new pilot programs championed by CLASP for Student Success Grants, Business Workforce Partnerships, and basic skills Bridges from Jobs to Careers programs.