ERIC Number: ED254136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of CAL Grant Applicants and Recipients. A Preliminary Report on California Student Aid Commission Grant Programs, 1980-81 to 1983-84. Commission Report 84-33.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Characteristics of applicants and recipients of California Student Aid Commission (CAL) grants and trends in aid for 1980 to 1984 are discussed. Information is also provided on characteristics and patterns of specific aid programs: the CAL Grant A State Scholarship Program, the CAL Grant B Opportunity Grant Program, and the Cal Grant C Occupational Training Grant Program. Trends are reported on: competition for CAL grants, low rates of application completion, applications from and eligibility of private college students, relative declines in middle-income applicants, the gap between grant availability and number of applicants, the impact of eligibility limitations, the reduced proportion of awards to new high school graduates, the gap between the grant amount and educational costs, and low rates of renewal among community college students. For each of the three grants, information is provided on: application patterns and applicant characteristics, program provisions affecting the distribution of awards, renewal of grant awards, and need remaining after receipt of CAL grants and Pell program grants. Factors responsible for changes in each program are also identified. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Eligibility, Financial Aid Applicants, Grants, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Scholarships, State Aid, State Colleges, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California Student Aid Commission