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H.R. 5529 (114th): Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 20, 2016 (Introduced).

Source: GPO



2d Session

H. R. 5529


June 20, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Hinojosa, and Mr. Ruiz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities for Hispanic-serving institutions.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act.


Authorized grant activities

Subsection (b) of section 503 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101b(b)) is amended—


by redesignating paragraphs (7) through (16) as paragraphs (9) through (18), respectively; and


by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:


Student support programs (which may include counseling, mentoring, and other support services) designed to facilitate the successful advancement of students from four-year institutions to postbaccalaureate doctoral degree granting programs that prepare students for health care occupations as such occupations are described in the most recent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Developing or expanding access to dual or concurrent enrollment programs and early college high school programs.





Authorizations of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out part A of title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), as amended by this Act, $107,795,000 for fiscal year 2016.


Additional extensions not permitted

Section 422 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1226a) shall not apply to further extend the duration of the authority under subsection (a).