Title III Part A Programs - Strengthening Institutions
Who May Apply: (by category) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
Who May Apply: (specifically) IHEs that meet certain eligibility requirements may apply.
Institutions of higher education must meet both basic and specific eligibility requirements. A basic requirement is that an institution must be legally authorized by the state in which it is located to be a junior college or provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; and be either accredited, pre-accredited, or making reasonable progress toward such accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or organization.
Under specific eligibility requirements, an institution must have at least 50 percent of its degree students receiving need-based assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, or have a substantial number of enrolled students receiving Pell Grants, and have low educational and general expenditures. The Secretary may waive the eligibility requirements under certain conditions which are defined in program regulations.
NOTE: Learn how to apply for and receive designation as an eligible institution.
FY 2006: Title III Part A and Title V institutions designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements for the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011. MS Word (303K) | PDF (53K)
FY 2005: An institution designated as an "eligible institution" if otherwise eligible, could apply for a new grant under any of the Title III, Part A Programs and the Title V, Hispanic Serving Institutions Program in Fiscal Year 2005. Also, these institutions will receive an exemption from the non-federal share matching requirements under the Federal Work Study Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, and the TRIO Student Support Services Program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA), as well as the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program authorized by Title VI of the HEA for July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006.
- Institutions that applied by the January 13, 2005, deadline and were designated eligible for Title III Part A or Title V funding, if otherwise eligible: MS Word (221K) | PDF (325K).
- Institutions that applied between January 14 and April 28, 2005, and were designated eligible for the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirements for the period of July, 2005 through June 30, 2006: MS Word (112K) | PDF (150K)