ERIC Number: ED365231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Commitment to Opportunity: Considerations for the 1990s. Student Financial Aid Policy Study State of Washington. Final Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This paper presents an overview of student financial aid in Washington State, reports trends in college costs and state population, and explores the relationship between student aid and broader higher education policies. Chapters include discussions on the following: (1) college costs and affordability; (2) tuition policy and its relationship to student aid; (3) the relationship of student aid to higher education policy; (4) descriptions of Washington State's Need Grant, Work Study, and Opportunity Grant programs; (5) funding formulas and models designed to ensure educational access and measure effort; (6) student financial aid and private institutions of higher education; (7) the importance of developing academic preparedness partnerships, including an example of a successful outreach model; and (8) the effect of student financial aid on academic persistence. The report concludes with a summary of policy recommendations for each financial aid program so that the state can address the future educational needs of its population with adequate funding levels. Appendices provide an outline of Washington State's Student Aid Policy Study and a summary of the state's student financial aid programs. (GLR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Note: For related document, see HE 027 022.