ERIC Number: ED364171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Judgment in Eligibility Determination and Resource Analysis.
NASFAA Monograph, n10 Nov 1993
This publication identifies a variety of situations in which it may be necessary to use professional judgement in the needs analysis of students requesting financial aid. Alternatives are suggested to aid administrators in more sensitively assessing the ability of a family to pay for postsecondary education. The intent is to describe alternative ways of considering particular circumstances. Specific topics covered include principles of need analysis, student budgets, standard need analysis procedures, adjustments in calculation of financial need, determining necessary adjustments, reviewing need analysis data, evaluating personal data, evaluating parents' information including various sources of income and assets, areas to consider in assessing allowances against parents' income, dependent student issues, independent student issues, and children of divorced or separated parents. Appendices contain: (1) a reprint of the amended version of the Higher Education Amendments (1992); (2) a brief description of common federal tax forms and schedules that can be used in the assessment; and (3) a guide to addressing special circumstances in student financial assistance. (Contains a 21-item bibliography.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Parent Financial Contribution, Paying for College, Postsecondary Education, Self Supporting Students, Student Financial Aid
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 1920 L Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-5020.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Amendments 1992