ERIC Number: ED101656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Lowered Age of Majority: Its Impact on Higher Education.
Hanson, David J.
The impact of lowered age of majority on higher education is discussed in this report. After reviewing the concept of majority and related principles of constitutional law, four areas of possible impact are considered. The first section deals with the determination of financial need for the independent adult student, the second with the question of nonresident tuition, and the third with the impact of a reduced age of majority on required dormitory residence. These three areas involve significant issues in financing higher education. The fourth section reviews a variety of legal contracts between institutions and their students that may also be affected by the lower age of majority. Examples include contracting with adult students, notifying parents when a student is in academic difficulty, and obtaining parental consent for medical treatment. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age, Age Groups, College Students, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Self Supporting Students, Student Costs, Student Responsibility, Tuition
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.