ERIC Number: ED253290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
Comments on the California Community Colleges' Plan for Allocating Board Financial Assistance to Community College Students: A Report to the Fiscal and Educational Policy Committees of the Legislature.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In January 1984, the California State Legislature adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 1XX, which included provisions for a mandatory student fee and an appropriation for financial aid to offset that fee. This report by the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) describes the provisions of AB 1XX and the community college financial aid plan, and makes recommendations for future action. Introductory material provides background on the passage of AB 1XX and discusses its provision of $52.5 million for the Board of Governors to disburse to low-income students. The following section outlines the Board of Governor's plan for allocating AB 1XX assistance, including information on the aid program's purpose and goals of ensuring access, equity, accountability, and efficiency; and the program's four major elements; i.e., the allocation of grant funds; state reporting and accountability; staffing; and public information. Next, CPEC's comments and recommendations on the Board's plan are provided, including: (1) that eligibility requirements for fee credit be reviewed; (2) that data be collected to assess the need for additional financial aid to offset the enrollment fee; (3) that districts document additional costs incurred under that financial aid program; and (4) that districts provide information on the ethnicity, income, credit load, dependency status, family size, and financial status of financial aid recipients. The report includes the Board of Governor's plan for allocating financial assistance, regulation for implementing the financial aid plan, and an implementation packet. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.