Movie tickets, DVD rentals, and streaming apps will not be accessible to students who cannot afford to pay for them at home, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said Tuesday.
The OCR’s announcement came after a federal judge in Boston struck down a law that required colleges and universities to provide online learning to students under the age of 18.
“The Department of Justice has now determined that the educational opportunity afforded by the Act is not adequate for the vast majority of students in the U.” the agency said in a statement.
The law required colleges to offer free online instruction for students between the ages of 18 and 25.
The government says that students in those ages should not be required to pay $20 a month for access to a computer and an Internet service provider.
But the OCR has also said that the law does not cover students in high school and beyond.
OCR says that it is the duty of the federal government to provide the necessary education to meet the needs of students who are at or near the college or university’s graduation rate.
The agency is also working to improve access to high school equivalency education, as well as student financial aid.
The U.N. Human Rights Council is expected to hold a special session on human rights in September to discuss the impact of the UCCP and the UCP.
The federal government said that it has committed $25 million to the effort, which will be implemented by the end of 2017.
O’Malley said that students who do not have a university account are entitled to access the UCRP.
However, the federal agency said that if students cannot afford the cost of a federal student loan, they should be able to apply for financial aid through the federal financial aid office.