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- FIPSE Comprehensive Program
- Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success
- Off-Campus Community Service
- Pilot Program for Course Material Rental
- Training for Realtime Writers
- Congressionally-directed Grants
- Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program
Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Division: Title III, Parts B, E, and F Programs
- Title III Part B Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Title III Part B Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions
- Minority Science and Engineering Improvement
- Master’s Degree Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Master’s Degree Programs at Predominantly Black Institutions
- Predominantly Black Institutions - Competitive Grants
- Predominantly Black Institutions - Formula Grants
- Minorities and Retirement Security Program
Strengthening Institutions Division: Title III, Parts A and F Programs
- Strengthening Institutions
- American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions
- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
- Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions
- B. J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships
Hispanic-serving Institutions Division: Title V and Title III, Part F Programs
- Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, including STEM and Articulation
- Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans
Other Programs and Activities
- Historically Black College and University Capital Financing
- College Housing and Academic Facilities Loans
- Endowment Challenge Grant Activities
- Annual Interest Subsidy Grants (Title VII, Higher Education Act, as amended, Title V Housing Act of 1950)
News and Information
The Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program's FY 2013 grant competition opened on April 1, 2013. Closing date: May 31, 2013. Applicants should view this slide presentation: MS PowerPoint (1.12MB) | PDF (473K)
The Title III Strengthening Institutions Program's FY 2013 grant competition for Parts A and F opened on May 2, 2013. Closing date: June 3, 2013. Current grant applicants should read the Note of Clarification about the Two-year Wait-Out Period
The Minorities and Retirement Security Program conducted its first grant competition beginning January 22, 2013. The deadline to apply was March 25, 2013. Two webinars about this program are scheduled.
The FY 2013 Application to Request Designation as an Eligible Institution and Request for a Waiver of the Non-Federal Cost Share Requirement for Title III and Title V programs closed on March 4, 2013.
To prepare for the FY 2013 application for eligibility process, the program office conducted several webinars on the Designation of Eligibility in October and November 2012 regarding Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Title III programs. Webinar schedule: MS Word (39K) | PDF (235K).
About the Institutional Service
Institutional Service (IS) administers programs authorized under Title III, Title V, and Title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Dr. Leonard Haynes is the Senior Director of Institutional Service.
The Aid for Institutional Development programs (commonly referred to as the Title III programs) support improvements in educational quality, management and financial stability at qualifying postsecondary institutions. Funding is focused on institutions that enroll large proportions of minority and financially disadvantaged students with low per-student expenditures. From its inception, one of the primary missions of the Title III programs has been to support the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Title III programs have been expanded to support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, as well as other minority-serving institutions. The Title III programs also include the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.
The Title V programs strengthen institutions serving Hispanic and other low-income students. The Title V programs, as well as the Title III programs, provide financial assistance to help institutions solve problems that threaten their ability to survive, to improve their management and fiscal operations, and to build endowments.
Title VII, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), supports the implementation of innovative educational reform ideas, evaluates how well they work, and shares findings with the larger education community.
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Higher Education Programs, Institutional Service
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8512
Questions or Comments? OPE_Institutional_Development@ed.gov