ERIC Number: ED095771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financial Aid in Illinois: A Program Evaluation.
Adams, Charles F., Jr.; And Others
This program evaluation by the staff of the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission seeks to examine the impact and effectiveness of the major student financial aid programs in Illinois. Particular emphasis was placed on public university undergraduate students. In collecting information, a survey was distributed to over 7,800 public university students. Responses were received from 42 percent of these. Surveys were also sent to financial aid administrators and to budget and finance officers at all public and private colleges and universities. Some of the report's findings and recommendations, include: (1) A simplified, probably standard, form should replace the confusing welter of forms a student must use to apply for financial aid. (2) Nonrepayable assistance and loans play a more important role in the budgets of low income students, but low income parents as well as middle income parents still make a considerable financial effort to send their children to college. (3) Small businessmen seem to be unfairly treated by the current method of determining how much aid a student needs. (4) The Illinois State Scholarship Commission should institute tighter monitoring to detect fraudulent aid applications. (5) Studies should be made of students who do not win State scholarships to find out whether without that aid they cannot attend college for financial reasons. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois