Title III is a federal program that supports the development and academic progress of Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Learning. The Title III Program provides financial assistance to establish or strengthen the physical plants, fiscal management, academic resources, and endowments of colleges and universities.
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Eligible Title III Schools
There are 1700 two and four year, public and non-profit private colleges and universities in the United States that are eligible for financial aid under Title III funding. Only 20% of eligible schools receive Title III funding.
Historically Black Colleges and Univerisities (HBCUs)
There are nearly 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities located in the United States. All HBCUs are eligible for Title III funding and receive grant awards from Part B and Part F, and some Part E, under the Title III program.
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Strengthening Institutions Program
Title III Part A provides discretionary grants to eligible institutions to help them expand their capacity to serve low-income students, by providing funds to improve and strengthen the institution’s academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.
Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Title III Part B authorizes assistance to HBCUs. Grants are formula based and divided by institutions’ percentage of Pell grant recipients, percentage of graduates, and percentage of graduates who go on to attend a graduate school in a degree program in which blacks are underrepresented.
Minority, Science, and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP)
Title III Part E works to increase student participation and graduation rates in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and have more minority students pursue career opportunities in STEM and advance student achievement in STEM.
Strengthening HBCUs and other Minority-Serving Institutions
Title III Part F Strengthens HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI), including Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), under the Student Aid and Fiscal Act (SAFRA), to save students money through direct federal lending and support activities that advance students’ achievements in STEM.