ERIC Number: ED172870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-26
Reference Count: 0
Student Financial Aid. Agenda Item 3.
Farland, Ronn; Tarrer, Rod
A staff report on the availability of financial aid funds to students in California was presented to the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges and includes 13 recommendations for action. The report indicates a continuing increase in federal aid funds since 1955, with over $8 billion available in 1978-79. A review of federal and state programs, such as Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG), College Work Study Program (CWS), National Direct Student Loan Program (NDSL), and the California Guaranteed Student Loan Program, covers regulations as they affect aid operations, identifies problems and their potential impact, and provides explicit examples of such problems. Recent developments in financial aid are described including the work of the Student Financial Aid Policy Study Group, federal demands for accountability, and staff concerns regarding the effects of Proposition 13. Underutilization of funds is cited as a major concern and a list of contributing factors is enumerated. The effects of the possible imposition of tuition fees is examined including what amount students would pay and how fees will affect aid financing. A description of features and effects of the Middle Income Student Assistance Act (MISAA) concludes the report. A chart listing distribution of BEOG awards by college is appended along with related policy documents and regulations. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants; California; National Direct Student Loan Program
Note: Report presented at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Los Angeles, California, July 25-26, 1979)