ERIC Number: ED087955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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Vietnam Era G.I. Benefits: A Michigan Tri-County Survey on Advance Payment and Work-Study.
Stancill, Walter Jay
The purpose of this study is to obtain institutional responses that would indicate how two newly-authorized veterans' programs, Advanced Payment (Section 1780, Title 38) and Work-Study (Section 1685, Title 38) are functioning within Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties in Michigan. Surveys were sent to 36 institutions, including all junior and senior colleges in the three counties and a random sampling of cosmetology, barber and private occupational schools. Intent of the survey was to gauge effectiveness of the two programs. Conclusions regarding the Advance Payment program indicate: (1) junior and senior colleges are pleased with the intent of the program but dissatisfied with the functional aspects; (2) the majority of the career schools do not know about the program; and (3) only 25% of those veterans eligible to participate in the program actually apply. Regarding the Work-Study program, results indicate that all the institutions consider this program unsatisfactory, with only 21 veterans in the entire area benefiting from it. These conclusions suggest the need for additional information on new programs at a stage where remediation is possible. (Author/HMW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.