Colleges and universities soon will be required to take measures to combat illegal file sharing on campus and ensure that students enrolled in online classes are the ones taking their tests, according to a bill passed by Congress July 31.

The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act also focuses on making college more accessible and affordable as it shapes higher education over the next five years.

The Senate approved the measure 83-8 hours after the House passed it on a 380-49 vote. The White House has complained that the legislation creates new costly and duplicative programs, but President Bush is expected to


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