ERIC Number: ED038098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
State Supported Student Financial Aid in Higher Education.
Grant, Richard V.
To determine how state and institutional officials perceive their own state programs for student financial aid, what legislation exists or is proposed in the field, and what alternative steps should be recommended, 350 questionnaires were distributed to selected state officials, and to the largest public and private institutions of higher education in the 50 states. Questions concerned adequacy of the student aid program, responsibility for the program, funding procedures, support for private and vocational institutions, type of aid preferred, work-study programs, loan and special aid programs, student eligibility, and coordination of federal and state programs. Results showed significant differences between responses of state and institutional personnel, especially regarding the adequacy of present programs, and much confusion among state officials regarding state offerings. Recommendations for state action included: establishment of a state agency, conduct of an in-depth study of the aid program, making state guaranteed loans widely available, providing state scholarships for those in financial need, support for public and private institutions, increased participation by lending agencies, and establishment of priorities in allocating aid. (AF)
Descriptors: College Students, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Higher Education, Scholarships, State Aid, State Programs, Student Needs
Education Commission of the States, 822 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.