Title IV

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Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) covers the administration of the United States federal student financial aid programs.[1]

American colleges and universities are generally classified with regard to their inclusion under Title IV, such as under the U.S. Department of Education statistics.[2]


Title IV was one of eight titles:

  • Title I, General Provisions;
  • Title II, Teacher Quality Enhancement;
  • Title III, Strengthening Institutions;
  • Title IV, Student Assistance;
  • Title V, Developing Institutions;
  • Title VI, International Education Programs;
  • Title VII, Graduate and Postsecondary Improvement Programs; and
  • Title VIII, Additional Programs.[3]

Title IV contains nine parts that authorize a broad array of programs and provisions to assist students and their families in gaining access to and financing a postsecondary education. Programs authorized under this title are the primary sources of federal aid supporting postsecondary education.[3]

The act is sectioned:

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  1. ^ "Overview of HEA". Retrieved August 28, 2008.
  2. ^ "Example statistics from National Center of Education Statistics". Retrieved August 28, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Hegji, Alexandra (October 24, 2018). "The Higher Education Act (HEA): A Primer" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved August 13, 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.