ERIC Number: ED238320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
Report by the SBHE Task Force on Student Financial Aid. Postsecondary Education Research Reports.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Goals of student financial aid programs in Maryland as well as student financial needs are discussed, based on the work of the Financial Aid Task Force of the Maryland State Board for Higher Education. Task Force recommendations are also provided. Four goals for student financial aid programs are discussed: to insure access for qualified entering and continuing students in higher education, to provide choice among types of institutions, to encourage high-ability students to attend college in Maryland, and to encourage students to prepare themselves to enter fields where a scarcity of trained personnel exists. Information is provided on applications for financial aid for 1983-1984 in the General State Scholarship programs; financial aid funds available compared with changes in tuition and fees and certain economic indicators; and the relationship between financial aid and attrition rates. The Task Force concluded that a minimum of $5.6 million more in state financial aid is needed to promote the state's goals. Additional recommendations are offered concerning the state scholarship program, initiation of new programs, work-study programs, and teachers in areas of critical shortage. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.