Higher Education Lessons

Department of Education Regulatory Requirements

In this lesson, you'll learn about federal financial aid through the 1965 Higher Education Act and its subsequent amendments, and what it means for higher education today. Additionally, the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, also known as the "reauthorization," is reviewed. Finally, students will review the federal requirements mandating fair and equal access to higher education.

Topics covered in this lesson include:
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Higher Education Act of 1965 and its Amendments
  • The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
  • Equity and Civil Rights
  • Section 504: Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)