Institutional Assistance Grants

 Institutional Assistance Grants (IAGS) were created by ACT 174 of 1975. The act states that “The Commonwealth is committed to the development and preservation of a planned and diverse system of higher education which encompasses both public and independent institutions.” The Act notes that the percentage of students attending independent institutions in the Commonwealth was much higher than the national average. The creators of the IAG program saw the benefit in supporting private colleges and universities and understood that “independent institutions make a significant contribution to higher education in the Commonwealth and it is in the public interest to facilitate optimum utilization of all higher education resources in the Commonwealth.” The grants were also meant to “assure maximum educational choice.”   


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