ERIC Number: ED200733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Barriers to the Older Student: The Limits of Federal Financial Aid Benefits. Worker Education and Training Policies Project.
Sexton, Robert F.
This monograph describes and analyzes major federal and state student financial assistance programs. Chief among those reviewed are the Basic and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, National Direct Student Loans, State Student Incentive Grants, the Guaranteed Student Loans, College Work Study, and the G.I. Bill. The paper explains how guidelines governing these programs function to effectively exclude working adults from gaining access to the public monies the programs provide, frequently in contravention of Congressional intent. The paper also presents a set of actions to make the programs work for the working adult. The paper is aimed at those in labor, business, government, and education who wish to give these programs the close examination they warrant, and at those concerned to see the education and training opportunity structure for adult Americans broadened in the 1980s. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adults, Educational Opportunities, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Needs, Training, Veterans Education, Work Study Programs
National Institute for Work and Learning, Suite 301, 1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Order No.: PRM 19, $5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants; GI Bill; Guaranteed Student Loan Program; National Direct Student Loan Program; State Student Incentive Grants; Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
Note: For related documents see CE 028 398-412.