ERIC Number: ED081366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Report on Student Aid in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Boyd, Joseph D.
This report on student aid in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts concerns itself with four basic questions: (1) How well are the student aid needs in Massachusetts being provided for? (2) How does the student aid program in Massachusetts compare with programs in other states? (3) What policy changes, if any, should Massachusetts make in its student aid program during the next five to ten years? (4) What should the state do this year with respect to student aid, especially student loans, that is not already being done? Student aid needs in Massachusetts are not efficiently provided for. The General Scholarship Program is funded at such a low level that only students in the most dire financial straits are supported. Massachusetts is far below the leading states in per capita expenditure on student aid and in percentage of funds provided for administration of these programs. Recommendations for the improvement in student aid in Massachusetts include: (1) establishment of state-funded loan programs for high risk students facing access problems in getting loans; (2) establishment of a state run loan agency; (3) expansion of the scholarship program to provide greater access; and (4) careful determination on the appropriation for the scholarship program for fiscal year 1974. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts