ERIC Number: ED104296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Status of Higher Education Student Financial Aid in Maryland.
Fife, Jonathan D.
This report reviews the status of higher education student financial aid in Maryland in relation to equal educational opportunity, increasing dynamics of the marketplace, social necessity, general college and attendance data, general trends in the growth of higher education, a student's ability to pay, federally sponsored student aid programs, the Maryland State Scholarship Board, the Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation, state effort, institutional based federal student aid programs, and the student aid need gap in Maryland. Recommendations suggest: (1) A single, need-based, general state scholarship program be established; (2) No target funds for special critical areas of study be established, but that sufficient funding to meet the financial needs of all students should be appropriated; (3) The new general state scholarship program should be appropriated at $4,668,160; (4) The Maryland Council for Higher Education should be charged with the responsibility of conducting a study of the financial aid need gap that exists in Maryland and of making recommendations for correcting this need gap to the next general assembly; (5) The amount of aid be made available and the income levels considered eligible for aid should be adjusted annually for the changes in the cost of living; and (6) The promising of student aid should be made well in advance of a student's college selection. Other recommendations and statistical data are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Study Commission on Structure and Governance of Education, Annapolis, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland