September 15, 2000
Pilot Aid Project Will Seek Distance Programs
When it opens a pilot project in financial aid to an additional 35 higher-education groups and institutions next year, the Department of Education will be looking for distance-education programs that experiment with new methods of teaching.
Currently, 15 higher-education entities are participating in the project, called the Distance Education Demonstration Program. The 15 organizations are exempted from a law that prohibits students from receiving federal