ERIC Number: ED332623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Proprietary Schools and Student Financial Aid Programs: Background and Policy Issues. Congressional Report for Congress.
Fraas, Charlotte J.
This report examines some of the major issues that Congress is likely to confront in considering future use of student aid programs by proprietary school students. Chapter 1 presents an historical overview of proprietary school participation in Title IV student aid programs and Chapter 2 explores the current participation of proprietary school students in Title IV programs, looking at program and student participation data. Chapter 3 discusses the two major concerns relating to proprietary school participation in the Title IV programs: abusive practices and Guaranteed Student Loan defaults. Chapter 4 focuses on six broad issues: the access of vocational students to postsecondary education; the cost of a proprietary school education to the student and to the taxpayer; the use of Title IV as the major source of federal aid for job training; the protection of the student consumer; the integrity of student financial aid programs; and the use of student aid as a funding mechanism. The final chapter offers some concluding observations on the basic choices concerning proprietary school issues and student aid programs that are available to Congress. Two appendices provide information on the history of proprietary schools' involvement in Title IV, and the types of available aid under Title IV and eligibility requirements for the participation of schools and students. (LPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers: Guaranteed Student Loan Program