ERIC Number: ED248945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Chancellor's Report. Board Financial Aid: A Preliminary Report.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
In September 1984, the Office of the Chancellor for California Community Colleges conducted a telephone survey to determine whether patterns in student aid delivery were related to patterns of enrollment change. A sample of 31 colleges were questioned regarding their utilization of the Board's Finance Assistance Program, financial aid staffing and aid administration, numbers of financial aid applicants and recipients compared to the previous year, public information, and deferral policies. The colleges surveyed enrolled 369,407 students in fall 1983, and awarded 11,593 Board Grants, 10,163 waivers, and 886 fee credits. If these award levels are taken at face value, Board Grants were awarded at 60% of the expected number, waivers at 38%, and credits at only 3%. The study also revealed: (1) in 19 of 31 colleges, financial aid applications broadly reflected enrollments; (2) of the 10 colleges which administered the waiver and fee credit programs in the offices of admissions and records, only 1 showed financial aid application increases; (3) colleges reported particular difficulties in administering Board financial aid; (4) public information efforts appeared to have been strong in many districts, but weak in others; and (5) given the continuation of staffing, public information, and state operational support at current levels, it was projected that the state financial aid objectives might not be met. Policy implications of study findings are discussed. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Part of the Chancellor's Report presented to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Long Beach, CA, October 25-26, 1984). For another portion of the report, see JC 840 549.