For more specific concerns, the Department of Education has established a several sub-agencies or divisions, namely:
a) Institute of Education Sciences - This division was created as a part of Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 and is the primary research arm of the United States Department of Education.
b) Federal Student Aid (FSA) - This division of the ED is the largest provider of financial aid in the United States in the form of grants, loans, and work-study funds. The mission of the FSA is to "ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistanceâ€”grants, loans and work-study programsâ€”for education beyond high school."
In the year 2011, the FSA was able to administer approximately $144 billion to to nearly 15 million postsecondary students and their respected families.
c) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - This agency is operating under the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and it is primarily tasked to gather, analyze, and share statistics on education and public school district finance information all over the United States of America.
d) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) - Another program of the ED that has constantly been working towards achieving its primary agency mission which is to "to provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living.
Government Grants Within The United States Education Sector
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