What is Title III?
Over forty years ago, the U.S. Congress recognized the critical need to assure that the benefits of a higher education be made accessible to everyone. Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) was enacted to provide federal assistance for a program to strengthen and improve the academic quality, strengthen the administrative capacity, and establish an endowment fund in order to achieve growth and self-sufficiency for developing institutions. Amendments to the Act have altered some of the elements of the program, but it remains basically as written – an instrument to aid institutions, such as the Northern Vermont University (NVU), that demonstrate a constructive effort to strengthen themselves.
Northern Vermont University is proud to be the recipient of a United States Department of Education Title III grant. Funding for this competitive grant is allocated and awarded by the grant administrator for projects related to planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds.