Tilton v. Richardson
Higher Education Act
The aim of the Higher Education Act is to define the purpose of programs used in higher education institutions, such as colleges and universities. The act is federally funded and and requires reauthorization every few years. Between its founding in 1965 through 1997, it was reauthorized seven times. In addition to establishing a program's purpose, the act defines who is eligible to participate in the program. It also provides procedures for distributing funds, which are made available to eligible students and institutions at the start of the academic year. The act sets annual federal spending limitations for each program.