Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

House Panel Approves UDC Bill

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

House Panel Approves UDC Bill

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WASHINGTON UPDATE: House Panel Approves UDC Bill

A House panel has approved legislation giving the University of the District of Columbia status as a historically Black institution.

The measure approved by a House D.C. subcommittee could provide UDC with $1.5 million later this year, says Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DD.C.). The government would not cut funds from other HBCUs to provide the UDC funding. Instead, the government would rely on funding from a new financing plan that will help D.C. high school graduates attend any public institution nationwide at a discounted charge (see Black Issues, March 4, 1999).

In effect, the District of Columbia College Access bill would allow D.C. high school graduates to pay in-state tuition rates at any public college or university nationwide. The federal government would provide funds, initially $17 million, to reimburse the college or university for the difference between the in-state tuition rate and the out-of-state rate a student would pay today. …

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