ERIC Number: ED103536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-11
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Student Assistance: Title IV Revisited. Panel 8 Position Paper.
Rice, Lois D.
The Title IV student assistance programs of the Higher Education Act are the principal vehicle by which the federal government has intervened in the process called post-secondary education. The 1972 amendments also placed major emphasis on student assistance--emphasis further reinforced by recent budgetary trends. Title IV contains six student financial aid programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, State Student Incentive Grants, College Work-Study, National Direct Student Loans, and Guaranteed Student Loans. In this paper I first summarize the current debate, concentrating on a set of concerns that are particularly divisive and rankling. Then, within this context, I will suggest some possible solutions that could lead to a more coherent and rational federal policy. My particular focus is on the grant programs, though I will also deal briefly with loan programs and with the College Work-Study program. My suggestions for needed changes in the federal student aid programs have four objectives: to sustain the momentum of the landmark Education Amendments of 1972; to extend eligibility for federal student aid to a wider population of students; to simply and improve the equity of the federal student assistance programs; and to bring federal and state policies into harmony. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Government Role, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Student Loan Programs, Student Needs
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Higher Education Act 1965