An HEOA Overview
The regulations for HEOA went into effect on July 1, 2010
The United States government passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 in response to increasing costs associated with higher education, particularly textbooks and supplemental course materials. The regulations laid out in HEOA went into full effect on July 1, 2010.
Signed into law in August of 2008, HEOA is an extension of the original Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, and requires every higher learning institution in the United States that receives federal funding to disclose accurate course material information, including ISBNs and retail prices. Transparency is a primary goal of HEOA because it allows your students to search for the most affordable textbook options.
Is your institution in compliance? The regulations for HEOA went into effect on July 1, 2010.
In subsequent paragraphs, you'll find Section 112 of HEOA, “Textbook Information,” and exactly what it means for your institution's compliancy. You'll also learn about the tools MBS Direct provides institutions of all sizes throughout the country to ensure compliancy. When you partner with MBS Direct for your textbook needs, fulfilling HEOA requirements takes minimal effort on your behalf. Please use the navigation to view a specific section.
Please keep in mind the paragraphs below do not reflect a legal opinion and should not be understood as such.