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110th Congress (2007-2008)

House Report 110-803

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HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

43-795

2008
110TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Report

110-803

HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

CONFERENCE REPORT

to accompany

H.R. 4137

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July 30, 2008- Ordered to be printed

43-795

2008
110TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Report

110-803

HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

CONFERENCE REPORT

to accompany

H.R. 4137

[Graphic image not available]

July 30, 2008- Ordered to be printed

HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

43-795

110TH CONGRESS

Report

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2d Session

110-803

--HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT

July 30, 2008- Ordered to be printed

Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, from the committee of conference, submitted the following

CONFERENCE REPORT

[To accompany H.R. 4137]

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 4137), to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate amendment, insert the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. References.
Sec. 3. General effective date.
TITLE I--GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 101. General definition of institution of higher education.
Sec. 102. Definition of institution of higher education for purposes of title IV programs.
Sec. 103. Additional definitions.
Sec. 104. Protection of student speech and association rights.
Sec. 105. Treatment of territories and territorial student assistance.
Sec. 106. National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.
Sec. 107. Drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
Sec. 108. Prior rights and obligations.
Sec. 109. Diploma mills.
Sec. 110. Improved information concerning the Federal student financial aid website.
Sec. 111. Transparency in college tuition for consumers.
Sec. 112. Textbook information.
Sec. 113. Database of student information prohibited.
Sec. 114. In-State tuition rates for Armed Forces members, spouses, and dependent children.
Sec. 115. State higher education information system pilot program.
Sec. 116. State commitment to affordable college education.
Sec. 117. Performance-based organization for the delivery of Federal student financial assistance.
Sec. 118. Procurement flexibility.
Sec. 119. Certification regarding the use of certain Federal funds.
Sec. 120. Institution and lender reporting and disclosure requirements.
TITLE II--TEACHER QUALITY ENHANCEMENT
Sec. 201. Teacher quality enhancement.
TITLE III--INSTITUTIONAL AID
Sec. 301. Program purpose.
Sec. 302. Definitions; eligibility.
Sec. 303. American Indian tribally controlled colleges and universities.
Sec. 304. Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions.
Sec. 305. Predominantly Black Institutions.
Sec. 306. Native American-serving, nontribal institutions.
Sec. 307. Assistance to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions.
Sec. 308. Part B definitions.
Sec. 309. Grants to institutions.
Sec. 310. Allotments.
Sec. 311. Professional or graduate institutions.
Sec. 312. Unexpended funds.
Sec. 313. Endowment Challenge Grants.
Sec. 314. Historically Black college and university capital financing.
Sec. 315. Programs in STEM fields.
Sec. 316. Investing in historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions.
Sec. 317. Technical assistance.
Sec. 318. Waiver authority.
Sec. 319. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 320. Technical corrections.
TITLE IV--STUDENT ASSISTANCE
PART A--Grants to Students in Attendance at Institutions of Higher Education
Sec. 401. Federal Pell Grants.
Sec. 402. Academic competitiveness grants.
Sec. 403. Federal TRIO Programs.
Sec. 404. Gaining early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs.
Sec. 405. Academic Achievement Incentive Scholarships.
Sec. 406. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.
Sec. 407. Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership program.
Sec. 408. Special programs for students whose families are engaged in migrant and seasonal farmwork.
Sec. 409. Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program.
Sec. 410. Child care access means parents in school.
Sec. 411. Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships.
Sec. 412. TEACH Grants.
PART B--Federal Family Education Loan Program
Sec. 421. Limitations on amounts of loans covered by Federal insurance.
Sec. 422. Federal payments to reduce student interest costs.
Sec. 423. Voluntary flexible agreements.
Sec. 424. Federal PLUS loans.
Sec. 425. Federal consolidation loans.
Sec. 426. Default reduction program.
Sec. 427. Requirements for disbursement of student loans.
Sec. 428. Unsubsidized Stafford loan limits.
Sec. 429. Loan forgiveness for teachers employed by educational service agencies.
Sec. 430. Loan forgiveness for service in areas of national need.
Sec. 431. Loan repayment for civil legal assistance attorneys.
Sec. 432. Reports to consumer reporting agencies and institutions of higher education.
Sec. 433. Legal powers and responsibilities.
Sec. 434. Student loan information by eligible lenders.
Sec. 435. Consumer education information.
Sec. 436. Definitions of eligible institution and eligible lender.
Sec. 437. Discharge and cancellation rights in cases of disability.
Sec. 438. Conforming amendments for repeal of section 439.
PART C--Federal Work-Study Programs
Sec. 441. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 442. Allowance for books and supplies.
Sec. 443. Grants for Federal work-study programs.
Sec. 444. Flexible use of funds.
Sec. 445. Job location and development programs.
Sec. 446. Additional funds for off-campus community service.
Sec. 447. Work colleges.
PART D--Federal Direct Student Loan
Sec. 451. Terms and conditions of loans.
Sec. 452. Funds for administrative expenses.
Sec. 453. Guaranty agency responsibilities and payments; reports and cost estimates.
Sec. 454. Loan cancellation for teachers.
PART E--Federal Perkins Loans
Sec. 461. Extension of authority.
Sec. 462. Allowance for books and supplies.
Sec. 463. Agreements with institutions.
Sec. 464. Perkins loan terms and conditions.
Sec. 465. Cancellation for public service.
Sec. 466. Sense of Congress regarding Federal Perkins loans.
PART F--Need Analysis
Sec. 471. Cost of attendance.
Sec. 472. Discretion to make adjustments.
Sec. 473. Definitions.
PART G--General Provisions Relating to Student Assistance
Sec. 481. Definitions.
Sec. 482. Master calendar.
Sec. 483. Improvements to paper and electronic forms and processes.
Sec. 484. Model institution financial aid offer form.
Sec. 485. Student eligibility.
Sec. 486. Statute of limitations and State court judgments.
Sec. 487. Readmission requirements for servicemembers.
Sec. 488. Institutional and financial assistance information for students.
Sec. 489. National Student Loan Data System.
Sec. 490. Early awareness of financial aid eligibility.
Sec. 491. Distance Education Demonstration Programs.
Sec. 492. Articulation agreements.
Sec. 493. Program participation agreements.
Sec. 494. Regulatory relief and improvement.
Sec. 494A. Transfer of allotments.
Sec. 494B. Purpose of administrative payments.
Sec. 494C. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
Sec. 494D. Regional meetings and negotiated rulemaking.
Sec. 494E. Year 2000 requirements at the Department.
Sec. 494F. Technical amendment of income-based repayment.
PART H--Program Integrity
Sec. 495. Recognition of accrediting agency or association.
Sec. 496. Eligibility and certification procedures.
Sec. 497. Program review and data.
Sec. 498. Review of regulations.
PART I--Competitive Loan Auction Pilot Program
Sec. 499. Competitive loan auction pilot program evaluation.
TITLE V--DEVELOPING INSTITUTIONS
Sec. 501. Authorized activities.
Sec. 502. Postbaccalaureate opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Sec. 503. Applications.
Sec. 504. Cooperative arrangements.
Sec. 505. Authorization of appropriations.
TITLE VI--INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Sec. 601. Findings; purposes; consultation; survey.
Sec. 602. Graduate and Undergraduate Language and Area Centers and Programs.
Sec. 603. Language Resource Centers.
Sec. 604. Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Programs.
Sec. 605. Research; studies.
Sec. 606. Technological innovation and cooperation for foreign information access.
Sec. 607. Selection of certain grant recipients.
Sec. 608. American overseas research centers.
Sec. 609. Authorization of appropriations for international and foreign language studies.
Sec. 610. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 611. Business and international education programs.
Sec. 612. Minority foreign service professional development program.
Sec. 613. Institutional development.
Sec. 614. Study abroad program.
Sec. 615. Advanced degree in international relations.
Sec. 616. Internships.
Sec. 617. Financial assistance.
Sec. 618. Report.
Sec. 619. Gifts and donations.
Sec. 620. Authorization of appropriations for the Institute for International Public Policy.
Sec. 621. Definitions.
Sec. 622. New provisions.
TITLE VII--GRADUATE AND POSTSECONDARY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Sec. 701. Purpose.
Sec. 702. Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program.
Sec. 703. Graduate assistance in areas of national need.
Sec. 704. Thurgood Marshall Legal educational opportunity program.
Sec. 705. Sense of Congress.
Sec. 706. Masters degree programs at historically Black colleges and universities and Predominantly Black Institutions.
Sec. 707. Fund for the improvement of postsecondary education.
Sec. 708. Repeal of the urban community service program.
Sec. 709. Programs to provide students with disabilities with a quality higher education.
Sec. 710. Subgrants to nonprofit organizations.
TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS
Sec. 801. Additional programs.
Sec. 802. National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies.
Sec. 803. Establishment of pilot program for course material rental.
TITLE IX--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER LAWS
PART A--Education of the Deaf Act of 1986
Sec. 901. Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center.
Sec. 902. Agreement with Gallaudet University.
Sec. 903. Agreement for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Sec. 904. Cultural experiences grants.
Sec. 905. Audit.
Sec. 906. Reports.
Sec. 907. Monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
Sec. 908. Liaison for educational programs.
Sec. 909. Federal endowment programs for Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Sec. 910. Oversight and effect of agreements.
Sec. 911. International students.
Sec. 912. Research priorities.
Sec. 913. National study on the education of the deaf.
Sec. 914. Authorization of appropriations.
PART B--United States Institute of Peace Act
Sec. 921. United States Institute of Peace Act.
PART C--The Higher Education Amendments of 1998; the Higher Education Amendments of 1992
Sec. 931. Repeals.
Sec. 932. Grants to States for workplace and community transition training for incarcerated individuals.
Sec. 933. Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.
Sec. 934. Olympic Scholarships.
Sec. 935. Establishment of a Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education.
PART D--Tribal College and Universities; Navajo Higher Education
SUBPART 1--TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Sec. 941. Reauthorization of the Tribally Controlled College or University Assistance Act of 1978.
SUBPART 2--NAVAJO HIGHER EDUCATION
Sec. 945. Short title.
Sec. 946. Reauthorization of Navajo Community College Act.
PART E--Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
Sec. 951. Short title.
Sec. 952. Loan repayment for prosecutors and defenders.
PART F--Institutional Loan Repayment Assistance Programs
Sec. 961. Institutional loan forgiveness programs.
PART G--Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Program
Sec. 971. Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Program.
Sec. 972. Authorization of appropriations.
TITLE X--PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN IMPROVEMENT
Sec. 1001. Short title.
Sec. 1002. Regulations.
Sec. 1003. Effective dates.
Subtitle A--Preventing Unfair and Deceptive Private Educational Lending Practices and Eliminating Conflicts of Interest
Sec. 1011. Amendment to the Truth in Lending Act.
Sec. 1012. Civil liability.
Sec. 1013. Clerical amendment.
Subtitle B--Improved Disclosures for Private Education Loans
Sec. 1021. Private education loan disclosures and limitations.
Sec. 1022. Application of Truth in Lending Act to all private education loans.
Subtitle C--College Affordability
Sec. 1031. Community Reinvestment Act credit for low-cost loans.
Subtitle D--Financial Literacy; Studies and Reports
Sec. 1041. Definitions.
Sec. 1042. Coordinated education efforts.
TITLE XI--STUDIES AND REPORTS
Sec. 1101. Study on foreign graduate medical schools.
Sec. 1102. Employment of postsecondary education graduates.
Sec. 1103. Study on IPEDS.
Sec. 1104. Report and study on articulation agreements.
Sec. 1105. Report on proprietary institutions of higher education.
Sec. 1106. Analysis of Federal regulations on institutions of higher education.
Sec. 1107. Independent evaluation of distance education programs.
Sec. 1108. Review of costs and benefits of environmental, health, and safety standards.
Sec. 1109. Study of minority male academic achievement.
Sec. 1110. Study on bias in standardized tests.
Sec. 1111. Endowment report.
Sec. 1112. Study of correctional postsecondary education.
Sec. 1113. Study of aid to less-than-half-time students.
Sec. 1114. Study on regional sensitivity in the needs analysis formula.
Sec. 1115. Study of the impact of student loan debt on public service.
Sec. 1116. Study on teaching students with reading disabilities.
Sec. 1117. Report on income contingent repayment through the income tax withholding system.
Sec. 1118. Developing additional measures of degree completion.
Sec. 1119. Study on the financial and compliance audits of the Federal student loan program.
Sec. 1120. Summit on sustainability.
Sec. 1121. Nursing school capacity.
Sec. 1122. Study and report on nonindividual information.
Sec. 1123. Feasibility study for student loan clearinghouse.
Sec. 1124. Study on Department of Education oversight of incentive compensation ban.
Sec. 1125. Definition of authorizing committees.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

SEC. 3. GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE I--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 101. GENERAL DEFINITION OF INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

SEC. 102. DEFINITION OF INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PURPOSES OF TITLE IV PROGRAMS.

`(aa) has or had a clinical training program that was approved by a State as of January 1, 1992; and

`(bb) continues to operate a clinical training program in at least one State that is approved by that State;';

`(aa) are located outside of the United States;

`(bb) do not meet the requirements of subparagraph (A)(i); and

`(cc) have a clinical training program approved by a State prior to January 1, 2008.

`(aa) Entrance requirements.

`(bb) Retention and graduation rates.

`(cc) Successful placement of students in United States medical residency programs.

`(dd) Passage rate of students on the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

`(ee) The extent to which State medical boards have assessed the quality of such school's program of instruction, including through on-site reviews.

`(ff) The extent to which graduates of such schools would be unable to practice medicine in 1 or more States, based on the judgment of a State medical board.

`(gg) Any areas recommended by the Comptroller General of the United States under section 1101 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

`(hh) Any additional areas the Secretary may require.

`(aa) not earlier than 180 days after the submission of the report described in subclause (I), issue proposed regulations establishing criteria for the eligibility of graduate medical schools described in such subclause to participate in the loan programs under part B of title IV based on the recommendations of such report; and

`(bb) not earlier than one year after the issuance of proposed regulations under item (aa), issue final regulations establishing such criteria for eligibility.'.

SEC. 103. ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 104. PROTECTION OF STUDENT SPEECH AND ASSOCIATION RIGHTS.

SEC. 105. TREATMENT OF TERRITORIES AND TERRITORIAL STUDENT ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 106. NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY AND INTEGRITY.

`SEC. 114. NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY AND INTEGRITY.

SEC. 107. DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION.

SEC. 108. PRIOR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.

SEC. 109. DIPLOMA MILLS.

`SEC. 123. DIPLOMA MILLS.

SEC. 110. IMPROVED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID WEBSITE.

`(aa) whether the financial assistance is need- or merit-based; and

`(bb) by relevant academic majors; and

`(aa) searches the STEM Database for all financial assistance opportunities for which an individual may be qualified to apply, based on the student characteristics provided by such individual; and

`(bb) provides information to an individual for only those opportunities for which such individual is qualified, based on the student characteristics provided by such individual.

SEC. 111. TRANSPARENCY IN COLLEGE TUITION FOR CONSUMERS.

`SEC. 132. TRANSPARENCY IN COLLEGE TUITION FOR CONSUMERS.

SEC. 112. TEXTBOOK INFORMATION.

`SEC. 133. TEXTBOOK INFORMATION.

SEC. 113. DATABASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION PROHIBITED.

`SEC. 134. DATABASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION PROHIBITED.

SEC. 114. IN-STATE TUITION RATES FOR ARMED FORCES MEMBERS, SPOUSES, AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

`SEC. 135. IN-STATE TUITION RATES FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSES, AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

SEC. 115. STATE HIGHER EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM PILOT PROGRAM.

`SEC. 136. STATE HIGHER EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM PILOT PROGRAM.

SEC. 116. STATE COMMITMENT TO AFFORDABLE COLLEGE EDUCATION.

`SEC. 137. STATE COMMITMENT TO AFFORDABLE COLLEGE EDUCATION.

SEC. 117. PERFORMANCE-BASED ORGANIZATION FOR THE DELIVERY OF FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

(aa) by inserting `the Federal' after `supporting';

(bb) by striking `under this title' and inserting `authorized under title IV'; and

(cc) by striking `and' after the semicolon;

SEC. 118. PROCUREMENT FLEXIBILITY.

SEC. 119. CERTIFICATION REGARDING THE USE OF CERTAIN FEDERAL FUNDS.

SEC. 120. INSTITUTION AND LENDER REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.

`PART E--LENDER AND INSTITUTION REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO EDUCATION LOANS

`SEC. 151. DEFINITIONS.

`SEC. 152. RESPONSIBILITIES OF COVERED INSTITUTIONS, INSTITUTION-AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS, AND LENDERS.

`(aa) is employed in the financial aid office of a covered institution; or

`(bb) otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans or other financial aid of the institution; and

`SEC. 153. LOAN INFORMATION TO BE DISCLOSED AND MODEL DISCLOSURE FORM FOR COVERED INSTITUTIONS, INSTITUTION-AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS, AND LENDERS PARTICIPATING IN PREFERRED LENDER ARRANGEMENTS.

`(aa) collected by the lender at or prior to the disbursal of the loan, including whether the charges will be deducted from the proceeds of the loan or paid separately by the borrower; or

`(bb) paid in whole or in part by the lender.

`(aa) borrowers who take out loans under section 428;

`(bb) borrowers who take out loans under section 428B or 428H, who pay the interest while in school; and

`(cc) borrowers who take out loans under section 428B or 428H, who do not pay the interest while in school.

`SEC. 154. LOAN INFORMATION TO BE DISCLOSED AND MODEL DISCLOSURE FORM FOR INSTITUTIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM.

TITLE II--TEACHER QUALITY ENHANCEMENT

SEC. 201. TEACHER QUALITY ENHANCEMENT.

`SEC. 200. DEFINITIONS.

`(aa) aged 5 through 17 in poverty counted in the most recent census data approved by the Secretary;

`(bb) eligible for a free or reduced price school lunch under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act;

`(cc) in families receiving assistance under the State program funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act; or

`(dd) eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program;

`PART A--TEACHER QUALITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

`SEC. 201. PURPOSES.

`SEC. 202. PARTNERSHIP GRANTS.

`(aa) meet the specific learning needs of all students, including students with disabilities, students who are limited English proficient, students who are gifted and talented, students with low literacy levels and, as applicable, children in early childhood education programs; and

`(bb) differentiate instruction for such students;

`SEC. 203. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

`SEC. 204. ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION.

`SEC. 205. ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PROGRAMS THAT PREPARE TEACHERS.

`SEC. 206. TEACHER DEVELOPMENT.

`SEC. 207. STATE FUNCTIONS.

`SEC. 208. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

`SEC. 209. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

`PART B--ENHANCING TEACHER EDUCATION

`SEC. 230. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

`SUBPART 1--PREPARING TEACHERS FOR DIGITAL AGE LEARNERS

`SEC. 231. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

`SEC. 232. USES OF FUNDS.

`SEC. 233. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

`SEC. 234. EVALUATION.

`SUBPART 2--HONORABLE AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

`SEC. 241. DEFINITIONS.

`SEC. 242. AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.

`SUBPART 3--PREPARING GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO MORE EFFECTIVELY EDUCATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

`SEC. 251. TEACH TO REACH GRANTS.

`Subpart 4--Adjunct Teacher Corps

`SEC. 255. ADJUNCT TEACHER CORPS.

`Subpart 5--Graduate Fellowships to Prepare Faculty in High-Need Areas at Colleges of Education

`SEC. 258. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS TO PREPARE FACULTY IN HIGH-NEED AREAS AT COLLEGES OF EDUCATION.

`PART C--GENERAL PROVISIONS

`SEC. 261. LIMITATIONS.

TITLE III--INSTITUTIONAL AID

SEC. 301. PROGRAM PURPOSE.

SEC. 302. DEFINITIONS; ELIGIBILITY.

SEC. 303. AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

SEC. 304. ALASKA NATIVE AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN-SERVING INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 305. PREDOMINANTLY BLACK INSTITUTIONS.

`SEC. 318. PREDOMINANTLY BLACK INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 306. NATIVE AMERICAN-SERVING, NONTRIBAL INSTITUTIONS.

`SEC. 319. NATIVE AMERICAN-SERVING, NONTRIBAL INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 307. ASSISTANCE TO ASIAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER-SERVING INSTITUTIONS.

`SEC. 320. ASIAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER-SERVING INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 308. PART B DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 309. GRANTS TO INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 310. ALLOTMENTS.

SEC. 311. PROFESSIONAL OR GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 312. UNEXPENDED FUNDS.

SEC. 313. ENDOWMENT CHALLENGE GRANTS.

SEC. 314. HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAPITAL FINANCING.

SEC. 315. PROGRAMS IN STEM FIELDS.

`Subpart 2--Programs in STEM Fields

`SEC. 355. YES PARTNERSHIPS GRANT PROGRAM.

`SEC. 356. PROMOTION OF ENTRY INTO STEM FIELDS.

`SEC. 357. EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN.

SEC. 316. INVESTING IN HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 317. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 318. WAIVER AUTHORITY.

SEC. 319. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 320. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

TITLE IV--STUDENT ASSISTANCE

PART A--GRANTS TO STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

SEC. 401. FEDERAL PELL GRANTS.

SEC. 402. ACADEMIC COMPETITIVENESS GRANTS.

SEC. 403. FEDERAL TRIO PROGRAMS.

`(aa) did not review the application in the original peer review;

`(bb) is a member of the cohort of peer reviewers for the grant program that is the subject of such secondary review; and

`(cc) to extent practicable, has conducted peer reviews in not less than two previous competitions for the grant program that is the subject of such secondary review.

`(aa) points were withheld for criteria not required in statute, regulation, or guidance governing the Federal TRIO programs or the application for a grant for such programs; or

`(bb) information pertaining to selection criteria was wrongly determined to be missing from the application.

SEC. 404. GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS.

`SEC. 404D. ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 405. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIPS.

SEC. 406. FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS.

SEC. 407. LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

`SEC. 415E. GRANTS FOR ACCESS AND PERSISTENCE.

`(aa) room and board; or

`(bb) transportation passes; and

`(aa) meet the requirement under paragraph (3);

`(bb) graduate from secondary school; and

`(cc) enroll at an institution of higher education--

`(AA) that is a partner in the partnership; or

`(BB) with respect to which attendance is permitted under subsection (d)(1)(C)(ii);

SEC. 408. SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WHOSE FAMILIES ARE ENGAGED IN MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARMWORK.

SEC. 409. ROBERT C. BYRD HONORS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

SEC. 410. CHILD CARE ACCESS MEANS PARENTS IN SCHOOL.

SEC. 411. LEARNING ANYTIME ANYWHERE PARTNERSHIPS.

SEC. 412. TEACH GRANTS.

`SEC. 420P. PROGRAM REPORT.

PART B--FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM

SEC. 421. LIMITATIONS ON AMOUNTS OF LOANS COVERED BY FEDERAL INSURANCE.

SEC. 422. FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO REDUCE STUDENT INTEREST COSTS.

SEC. 423. VOLUNTARY FLEXIBLE AGREEMENTS.

SEC. 424. FEDERAL PLUS LOANS.

SEC. 425. FEDERAL CONSOLIDATION LOANS.

`(aa) the periods during which no interest accrues on such loan while the borrower is enrolled in school at least half-time;

`(bb) the grace period under section 464(c)(1)(A); and

`(cc) the periods during which the borrower's student loan repayments are deferred under section 464(c)(2);

SEC. 426. DEFAULT REDUCTION PROGRAM.

SEC. 427. REQUIREMENTS FOR DISBURSEMENT OF STUDENT LOANS.

SEC. 428. UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN LIMITS.

SEC. 429. LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR TEACHERS EMPLOYED BY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES.

SEC. 430. LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR SERVICE IN AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED.

`SEC. 428K. LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR SERVICE IN AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED.

SEC. 431. LOAN REPAYMENT FOR CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE ATTORNEYS.

`SEC. 428L. LOAN REPAYMENT FOR CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE ATTORNEYS.

SEC. 432. REPORTS TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

SEC. 433. LEGAL POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

SEC. 434. STUDENT LOAN INFORMATION BY ELIGIBLE LENDERS.

`SEC. 433. STUDENT LOAN INFORMATION BY ELIGIBLE LENDERS.

SEC. 435. CONSUMER EDUCATION INFORMATION.

`SEC. 433A. CONSUMER EDUCATION INFORMATION.

SEC. 436. DEFINITIONS OF ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION AND ELIGIBLE LENDER.

SEC. 437. DISCHARGE AND CANCELLATION RIGHTS IN CASES OF DISABILITY.

SEC. 438. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS FOR REPEAL OF SECTION 439.

PART C--FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS

SEC. 441. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 442. ALLOWANCE FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES.

SEC. 443. GRANTS FOR FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS.

SEC. 444. FLEXIBLE USE OF FUNDS.

SEC. 445. JOB LOCATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

SEC. 446. ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR OFF-CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE.

SEC. 447. WORK COLLEGES.

PART D--FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN

SEC. 451. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF LOANS.

SEC. 452. FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

SEC. 453. GUARANTY AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES AND PAYMENTS; REPORTS AND COST ESTIMATES.

SEC. 454. LOAN CANCELLATION FOR TEACHERS.

PART E--FEDERAL PERKINS LOANS

SEC. 461. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY.

SEC. 462. ALLOWANCE FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES.

SEC. 463. AGREEMENTS WITH INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 464. PERKINS LOAN TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

SEC. 465. CANCELLATION FOR PUBLIC SERVICE.

SEC. 466. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING FEDERAL PERKINS LOANS.

PART F--NEED ANALYSIS

SEC. 471. COST OF ATTENDANCE.

SEC. 472. DISCRETION TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS.

SEC. 473. DEFINITIONS.

PART G--GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO STUDENT ASSISTANCE

SEC. 481. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 482. MASTER CALENDAR.

SEC. 483. IMPROVEMENTS TO PAPER AND ELECTRONIC FORMS AND PROCESSES.

`(aa) estimated institutional awards to participating dependent students; and

`(bb) estimated grants or other financial aid available under this title (including supplemental grants under subpart 3 of part A), for all participating dependent students, along with information on State awards, as provided to the institution by the State;

`(aa) whether a State uses, as of the time of the study, or can use, a student's expected family contribution based on data from two years prior to the student's planned enrollment date;

`(bb) the extent to which States and institutions will accept the data provided by the Internal Revenue Service to prepopulate the electronic version of the FAFSA to determine the distribution of State and institutional student financial aid funds;

`(cc) what data are used by States, as of the time of the study, to determine eligibility for State student financial aid, and whether the data are used for merit- or need-based aid;

`(dd) whether State data are required by State law, State regulations, or policy directives; and

`(ee) the extent to which any State-specific information requirements can be met by completion of a State application linked to the electronic version of the FAFSA; and

SEC. 484. MODEL INSTITUTION FINANCIAL AID OFFER FORM.

SEC. 485. STUDENT ELIGIBILITY.

SEC. 486. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS AND STATE COURT JUDGMENTS.

SEC. 487. READMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICEMEMBERS.

`SEC. 484C. READMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICEMEMBERS.

SEC. 488. INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS.

SEC. 489. NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM.

SEC. 490. EARLY AWARENESS OF FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY.

`SEC. 485E. EARLY AWARENESS OF FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY.

SEC. 491. DISTANCE EDUCATION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 492. ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS.

`SEC. 486A. ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS.

SEC. 493. PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AGREEMENTS.

`(aa) the institution's staff are in control of the counseling, (whether in person or via electronic capabilities); and

`(bb) such counseling does not promote the products or services of any specific lender.

SEC. 494. REGULATORY RELIEF AND IMPROVEMENT.

SEC. 494A. TRANSFER OF ALLOTMENTS.

SEC. 494B. PURPOSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PAYMENTS.

SEC. 494C. ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 494D. REGIONAL MEETINGS AND NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING.

SEC. 494E. YEAR 2000 REQUIREMENTS AT THE DEPARTMENT.

SEC. 494F. TECHNICAL AMENDMENT OF INCOME-BASED REPAYMENT.

PART H--PROGRAM INTEGRITY

SEC. 495. RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITING AGENCY OR ASSOCIATION.

SEC. 496. ELIGIBILITY AND CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES.

SEC. 497. PROGRAM REVIEW AND DATA.

SEC. 498. REVIEW OF REGULATIONS.

PART I--COMPETITIVE LOAN AUCTION PILOT PROGRAM

SEC. 499. COMPETITIVE LOAN AUCTION PILOT PROGRAM EVALUATION.

Section 499 (20 U.S.C. 1099d) is amended--

`(aa) seeks an eligible Federal PLUS Loan under this paragraph to enable a dependent student to attend an institution of higher education within the State;

`(bb) is eligible for an eligible Federal PLUS Loan; and

`(cc) elects to borrow from the eligible lender; and

`(aa) reducing the amount of any payments otherwise due to such eligible lender from the Secretary by the amount of the penalty; or

`(bb) requesting any other Federal agency to reduce the amount of any payments due to such eligible lender from such agency by the amount of the penalty, in accordance with section 3716 of title 31, United States Code.

TITLE V--DEVELOPING INSTITUTIONS

SEC. 501. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 502. POSTBACCALAUREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HISPANIC AMERICANS.

`PART B--PROMOTING POSTBACCALAUREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HISPANIC AMERICANS

`SEC. 511. PURPOSES.

`SEC. 512. PROGRAM AUTHORITY AND ELIGIBILITY.

`SEC. 513. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.

`SEC. 514. APPLICATION AND DURATION.

SEC. 503. APPLICATIONS.

SEC. 504. COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENTS.

SEC. 505. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

TITLE VI--INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SEC. 601. FINDINGS; PURPOSES; CONSULTATION; SURVEY.

SEC. 602. GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE LANGUAGE AND AREA CENTERS AND PROGRAMS.

SEC. 603. LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS.

SEC. 604. UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.

SEC. 605. RESEARCH; STUDIES.

SEC. 606. TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND COOPERATION FOR FOREIGN INFORMATION ACCESS.

SEC. 607. SELECTION OF CERTAIN GRANT RECIPIENTS.

SEC. 608. AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS.

SEC. 609. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDIES.

SEC. 610. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

SEC. 611. BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 612. MINORITY FOREIGN SERVICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

SEC. 613. INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 614. STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM.

SEC. 615. ADVANCED DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

SEC. 616. INTERNSHIPS.

SEC. 617. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

`SEC. 626. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 618. REPORT.

SEC. 619. GIFTS AND DONATIONS.

SEC. 620. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY.

SEC. 621. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 622. NEW PROVISIONS.

`SEC. 632. SPECIAL RULE.

`SEC. 633. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

`SEC. 634. ASSESSMENT.

`SEC. 635. EVALUATION, OUTREACH, AND INFORMATION.

`SEC. 636. REPORT.

`SEC. 637. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM.

`SEC. 638. REPORTING BY INSTITUTIONS.

TITLE VII--GRADUATE AND POSTSECONDARY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

SEC. 701. PURPOSE.

SEC. 702. JACOB K. JAVITS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.

SEC. 703. GRADUATE ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED.

SEC. 704. THURGOOD MARSHALL LEGAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM.

SEC. 705. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

SEC. 706. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS AT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND PREDOMINANTLY BLACK INSTITUTIONS.

`Subpart 4--Masters Degree Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions

`SEC. 723. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS AT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

`SEC. 724. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS AT PREDOMINANTLY BLACK INSTITUTIONS.

`SEC. 725. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 707. FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.

SEC. 708. REPEAL OF THE URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM.

SEC. 709. PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WITH A QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION.

`PART D--PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WITH A QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION

`SEC. 760. DEFINITIONS.

`Subpart 1--Demonstration Projects to Support Postsecondary Faculty, Staff, and Administrators in Educating Students With Disabilities

`SEC. 761. PURPOSE.

`SEC. 762. GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AUTHORIZED.

`SEC. 763. APPLICATIONS.

`SEC. 764. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

`SEC. 765. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

`Subpart 2--Transition Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities Into Higher Education

`SEC. 766. PURPOSE.

`SEC. 767. MODEL COMPREHENSIVE TRANSITION AND POSTSECONDARY PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

`SEC. 768. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

`SEC. 769. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AND RESERVATION.

`Subpart 3--Commission on Accessible Materials; Programs to Support Improved Access to Materials

`SEC. 771. DEFINITION OF STUDENT WITH A PRINT DISABILITY.

`SEC. 772. ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ACCESSIBLE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

`(aa) within a timeframe comparable to the availability of instructional materials for nondisabled students; and

`(bb) to the maximum extent practicable, at costs comparable to the costs of such materials for nondisabled students;

`SEC. 773. MODEL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT IMPROVED ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES.

`SEC. 774. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

`SEC. 775. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

`Subpart 4--National Technical Assistance Center; Coordinating Center

`SEC. 776. PURPOSE.

`SEC. 777. NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER; COORDINATING CENTER.

`SEC. 778. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 710. SUBGRANTS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

SEC. 801. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS.

`TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

`PART A--PROJECT GRAD

`SEC. 801. PROJECT GRAD.

`PART B--MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

`SEC. 802. MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM.

`PART C--BUSINESS WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIPS FOR JOB SKILL TRAINING IN HIGH-GROWTH OCCUPATIONS OR INDUSTRIES

`SEC. 803. BUSINESS WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIPS FOR JOB SKILL TRAINING IN HIGH-GROWTH OCCUPATIONS OR INDUSTRIES.

`PART D--CAPACITY FOR NURSING STUDENTS AND FACULTY

`SEC. 804. CAPACITY FOR NURSING STUDENTS AND FACULTY.