ERIC Number: ED179131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Information on Federal Student Assistance: Its Availability, Price, and Other Unfinished Business. Part One: Summary.
Willett, Sandra L.
The results of a study of the availability of student financial aid information is presented. Of the 68 independent, proprietary, and public postsecondary institutions in the Boston area eligible to participate in the Office of Education's five student assistance programs--Basic Education Opportunity Grants (BEOG), Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), College Work Study (CWS), National Direct Student Loans (NDSL), and Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL)--only two-thirds replied to a potential student's request for financial aid information. None estimated possible financial aid awards. Few institutions even stated their basic charges. Calculating time, materials, and fees involved, it is estimated that it would cost approximately $6,800 and three to six months time to determine the actual price of attendance (tuition plus fees minus financial aid) at all 68 schools. A summary discusses five major findings and five recommendations, such as providing specific retrospective information on awards to prospective students seeking financial aid. The methodology is described in Appendix A. Twenty pages of exhibits are included as well as a 12-item bibliography. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Kennedy School of Government.
Identifiers: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants; Guaranteed Student Loan Program; Massachusetts (Boston); National Direct Student Loans; Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants