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ERIC Number: ED028728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-8
Pages: 25
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A Study of Predoctoral Student Support.
Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. Student Support Study Group.
This report of the Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FCIE) presents recommendations for expanding current federal support for graduate study. Federal agencies allocated $226.2 million for predoctoral fellowships and supported some 12.9% of the full-time graduate students in the US during the 1968-1969 school year. This support increased more than tenfold in 1969, but Congressional economy drives have sharply limited it in some areas. FICE recommends a graduated increase of federal allowances from $2,500 to $3,500 a year per fellow or trainee, which would alleviate the financial plight of the universities. Dependency allowances should be raised from $500 to $600 per dependent, as defined by Internal Revenue Service standards, thus reflecting the 22.3% cost of living increase since 1959. Student stipends should be raised from $2,600 to $3,000 in order that they would better meet the rising cost of education. The calendar year should be used to provide uniform computation of stipend and dependency allowances, and travel allowances should be discontinued as such, but absorbed into the increased stipend payments. Adoption of these recommendations would establish uniformity among all federal agencies in their support programs. FICE plans to propose a change in legislation which would entitle veterans to educational support from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare plus educational benefits from the Veterans Administration. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. Student Support Study Group.