The Institutional Aid-Title III Program at Jackson State University provides administrative oversight to three grants, funded by the United States Department of Education. The first is the Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), the second is Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (HBCU-SAFRA), and the third is Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Programs. These programs are designed to address specific developmental needs and to support strategic plan priorities of the University.
Title III funds are authorized under Part B, Sections 323 and 326 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The HBCU, HBCU-SAFRA, and HBGI Programs assist Jackson State University in “equalizing educational opportunities” for the populations served by providing funds to strengthen the physical plant, financial management, academic resources, and endowment.
Grant funds are administered effectively to ensure that the goals of Title III and the University’s goal of guiding students in acquiring general, liberal, and professional education are achieved. A series of measurable objectives are being implemented through identified methods and strategies were developed to achieve anticipated results approved by the United States Department of Education. Currently, 22 activities operate in the areas of financial management, academic and academic support programs, student services, and endowment.
Jackson State University’s Institutional Aid–Title III Programs are administered through the Division of Research and Federal Relations.