Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

On August 14, 2009, President Obama signed The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) which reauthorizes, as amended, the Higher Education Act of 1965. HEOA is applicable to institutions like CUNY that receive Title IV financial aid funds and includes a number of requirements regarding textbooks that are intended to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials by, among other things, enhancing transparency and disclosure regarding textbooks and other course materials. These requirements became effective July 1, 2010.
About HEOA
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was signed by President Obama in August 2009 became effective in July 2010. CUNY has multiple systems in place for complying with this legislation.
Compliance with Textbook Requirements of HEOA
HEOA is applicable to institutions like CUNY that receive Title IV financial aid funds and includes a number of requirements regarding textbooks that are intended to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials.
Booklist Instructions And Reference Manual For Administrators
CUNY colleges are required by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) to publicize the materials assigned for each course section (books, coursepacks, CDs) before the term begins.
Booklist Instructions And Reference Manual For CUNY Faculty
CUNY colleges are required by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) to publicize the materials assigned for each course section (books, coursepacks, CDs) before the term begins.

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