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Office of Postsecondary Education - Policy Initiatives


| Policy Initiatives | Data Collection & Reporting |
| Library: Legislation, Regulations, etc. |

The Office of Postsecondary Education formulates federal postsecondary education policy including policy relating to the federal student financial assistance programs. OPE also collects and disseminates student financial assistance program data as well as data in several key areas relating to postsecondary education.

Policy Initiatives

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
[formerly known as the Model Financial Aid Offer Form]
The Office of Postsecondary Education is working with students, families, the financial aid community, and others to develop model formats for financial aid offer forms. These forms, often referred to as Financial Aid Award Letters, are sent to prospective students by colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions to let them know how much financial aid the student can expect to receive when they attend school.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Template
Postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs.

State Authorization Regulations: Questions and answers regarding state authorization regulations that go into effect July 1, 2015 MS Word (44K)

Negotiated Rulemaking: 2015 - 2016

Information on the 2015 - 2016 negotiated rulemaking activities for higher education.

Negotiated Rulemaking: 2014 - 2015

Information on the 2014 - 2015 negotiated rulemaking activities for higher education.

Negotiated Rulemaking: 2012 - 2014

Information on the 2012 - 2014 negotiated rulemaking activities for higher education.

Negotiated Rulemaking: 2011

Information on the 2011 negotiated rulemaking activities for higher education.

Frequently Asked Questions: Institutional Readmission Requirements for Servicemembers

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Data Collection and Reporting

OPE collects and reports on data in several areas relating to postsecondary education:

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Library: Legislation, Regulations, Etc.

Links to the authorizing legislation for OPE programs, program regulations, reports, and other relevant policy information.

Other Policy Resources

Includes additional resources from the U.S. Department of Education, other federal agencies, and non-federal sources.

Federal Resources

Education Agencies and Associations

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Building
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202

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Last Modified: 02/23/2017