ERIC Number: ED047644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-12
Reference Count: 0
Do Race and Economics Decide Who Gets What?
Klingelhofer, Edwin L.
This paper examines the opportunities students from very poor or ethnic minority families have of obtaining financial assistance for a college education. The first section discusses the rapid increase in both numbers and proportion of college age youth who want to go to college. A significant part of this increase consists of students who did not formerly pursue postsecondary education. Most, because they are often low achieving, minority group, and lower socioeconomic status students, gravitate to institutions having the least amount of student financial aid available. The second section cites statements made by College Opportunity Grant applicants on their needs and problems. Education is seen as a way out not only for the student, but also for the family. The third section deals with the built-in disadvantages minority and poor students have in applying for financial aid, such as application deadlines, and scholastic and extracurricular considerations. The last section discusses some of the implications of these conditions for the administration of financial aid. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Speech given at the Western Regional Meeting of the College Entrance Examination Board, San Francisco, California, January 12, 1971