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ERIC Number: ED109944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
The Matter of Choice. A Study of Out-of-State Use of Grants Financed by Appropriations from the State Legislature in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.
Acting through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides a comprehensive program of grant assistance to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in approved institutions of postsecondary education. In the 1974-75 academic year, the program will provide an estimated $71.5 million to more than 105,000 students. Since its inception in 1966, the Higher Education Assistance Agency's Board of Directors have tried to support student freedom of choice in institutions within and outside the Commonwealth. For the 1974-75 academic year, an estimated 12,040 students (11.4 percent of the total number of recipients) attended institutions outside the Commonwealth. As educational conditions changed, a number of individuals and groups have questioned the continuation of unlimited use of grants provided by the Commonwealth at institutions outside its borders. This document attempts to assist the members of the agency's board of directors in considering the desirability of possible policy change. A questionnaire was mailed to each 1974-75 out-of-state grant recipient. A total of 11,793 questionnaires were mailed. A total of 5,290 students (47.1 percent) answered the questionnaire. Using information gathered from the questionnaires the document examines: characteristics of students; reasons for not enrolling in a Pennsylvania institution; potential student response to policy change; financial implications of policy change; and human costs of policy change. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania