ERIC Number: ED089631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Office of Education Student Assistance Programs Fall, 1973. Higher Education Panel Reports Number 18, April 1974.
El-Khawas, Elaine H.; Kinzer, Joan L.
In December 1973 the Higher Education Panel conducted a survey of its 646 member institutions regarding their experiences in the fall of 1973 with the Office of Education student assistance programs. The data from responding institutions (515) were weighted statistically to develop population estimates of the number and type of students nationwide who were assisted by each of the Office of Education's programs of student assistance. A summary of the survey results includes: (1) An estimated 167,700 freshmen at 2,584 colleges and universities received Basic Opportunity Grants during the fall of 1973. The average grant amounted to $349. (2) Twice as many students received Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and approximately 565,100 students received assistance under the College Work-Study program. (3) Most of the Students assisted received a "package" of several types of financial aid. Findings concerning reactions to the program include: (1) The two primary factors felt to be increasing administrative workload were the uncertainty over funding and procedures associated with the needs analysis. (2) Ninety percent of institutional officers felt that the needs analysis resulted in an unrealistic amount for the contribution that a student's family was expected to pay. Appendices include the survey questionnaire, estimation formulas, and population estimates. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Higher Education, Student Costs, Universities, Work Study Programs
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants