ERIC Number: ED329203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Information and Outreach Efforts To Increase College Preparation: A Report to the Legislature and Governor in Response to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 133 (Chapter 72, Statutes of 1988). Report 90-18.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report presents recommendations concerning alternative strategies for providing elementary and secondary students with information needed for preparing and paying for higher education as well as the possible use of financial incentives to increase pupil motivation. The report analyzes information about existing California programs that seek to provide students and their families with facts about financial preparation for college. It identifies issues that distinguish low-income from middle-income students in terms of barriers to their participation in higher education. The analysis indicates that existing efforts reach only about 3.5% of public school students between grades 7 and 12 and fail to integrate information about academic and financial preparation for college. Six options are described and three of them are recommended: first, promoting financial aid as an incentive for low-income students; second, improving public information about college costs; and third, disseminating funding information about academic and financial preparation for students and their families as early as possible. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, College Bound Students, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Knowledge Level, Low Income Groups, Lower Class Students, Middle Class Students, Needs Assessment, Paying for College, Policy Formation, State Programs, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.