May 5, 2000
Colleges Slam U.S. Rules for GEAR UP Program
The U.S. Education Department last week announced operating plans for the federal GEAR UP program for disadvantaged students, and set off an outcry from college groups warning that the government was creating a bureaucratic nightmare that could discourage institutions from participating in the program.
GEAR UP finances scholarships and academic assistance to help needy students prepare and pay for college. The new rules specify that institutions, in