Higher Education Act
Most Office of Postsecondary Education programs and activities are authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
An unofficial compilation of the Higher Education Act was published by the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Legislative Counsel. This compilation is current through July 1, 2009.
The Higher Education Act is in Title 20, Chapter 28 of the United States Code available from the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute.
Prior to the enactment of the HEOA, The Higher Education Act was last reauthorized in 1998.
1998 Amendments to the HEA - full text of the 1998 Amendments.
Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961
The Fulbright-Hays Training Grants programs are authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, codified in Title 22, Chapter 33 of the U.S. Code. (Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute)
OPE Program Regulations
Regulations specific to programs administered by OPE are available from the U.S. Government Printing Office in:
Federal Student Aid Policy Resources
- Information for Financial Aid Professionals: Technical publications, regulations, and policy guidance on the administration of the Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs.
Other OPE Policy Resources
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Building
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202