ERIC Number: ED088395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Credit for College: Public Policy for Student Loans.
Hartman, Robert W.
The author examines past and present student loan programs and new alternatives. Responsible people take a wide range of positions on the desirable role of student loans in higher education finance. Views on student loans, in part, reflect the relative importance various observers attach to three basic rationales for government intervention in higher education. These rationales are: (1) Student loans are a means for providing a general subsidy to encourage the growth of higher education; (2) Student loans are a means to stimulate enrollments of certain target groups or to stimulate particular types of training; and (3) Government intervention in student loans represents a means of compensating for failures in the private capital market to finance adequately ventures involving high private risk. The author examines past and present student loan programs and new alternatives. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Scholarships, Student Costs, Student Loan Programs
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($4.95)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.