ERIC Number: ED060305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Opintotukikomite mietinto (Report of the Committee on State Support for Studies).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a Finnish report on government support for education. The committee's aim was to create support for all students continuing their studies in an educational institution beyond elementary level. This support should also include Finnish students studying abroad in institutions approved by the Ministry of Education as well as permanent resident aliens. Some 200,000 students will be included in the system by 1975. The present system only covers university students in certain direct and indirect ways--loans, scholarships, percentage of expenses coverage, and reduced tuition fees. The obvious weaknesses of the present system are the inadequate coverage, the smallness of the financial aid, and the looseness of the system; only part of the students who need assistance receive it. The committee therefore proposes eight points: (1) support of education of all Finnish citizens for a period of time; (2) general aid and special aid (up to 70% of general); (3) scholarships and study loans should be the form; (4) supervision by a special agency; (5) implement new system by 1975; (6) shorter duration of study because of greater expense; (7) support up to lower degrees; a separate system for higher degrees; (8) eliminate old support criteria of parents' income and student talent. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Scholarships, Secondary Education, Student Loan Programs
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Finland.