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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.