Higher Education: Goals and Considerations


Ronan Alvarado

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU001030

The first chapter of this book is an introduction to the TRIO programs. The TRIO programs are the primary federal programs providing support services to the disadvantaged students to promote achievement in postsecondary education. The second chapter provides an explanation of the options a postsecondary student may pursue in the event the IHE (institutions of higher education) he or she attends closes, any financial relief that may be available to such students, and other practical implications for students following a school’s closure. The third chapter first discusses how the various HEA MSI (Higher Education Act, Minority Serving Institutions) programs are funded. It then provides a description of each program, organized by the type of MSI to which the program is available. The fourth chapter is intended as a selective guide for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate. It provides a number of insights to assist applicants on understanding terminology, timing applications and expectations for types of work involved. The last chapter addresses FAQs about congressional interns and internships.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The TRIO Programs: A Primer (pp. 1-52)
(Cassandria Dortch)

Chapter 2. The Closure of Institutions of Higher Education: Student Options, Borrower Relief, and Implications (pp. 53-84)
(Alexandra Hegji)

Chapter 3. Programs for Minority-Serving Institutions under the Higher Education Act (pp. 85-158)
(Alexandra Hegji)

Chapter 4. Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government (pp. 159-184)
(Christina Miracle Bailey and Jennifer E. Manning)

Chapter 5. Internships in Congressional Offices: Frequently Asked Questions (pp. 185-202)
(Sarah J. Eckman)

Index (pp. 203)

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