ERIC Number: ED112806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Uniform Methodology for Measuring Parental Ability to Pay: Implications for the College Scholarship Service in 1975-76.
Bowman, James L.
The movement toward a uniform methodology of determining parental ability to pay to be used over time by all institutions and agencies awarding financial aid funds is consistent with the goals and objectives of the College Scholarship Service (CSS). This paper describes a proposed system for a uniform methodology for measuring parental ability to pay for postsecondary educational costs for consideration by the membership of the CSS Assembly. In setting forth this proposal, a brief review of the CSS need analysis system is given. This comparative analysis demonstrates the substantial aspects of the CSS need analysis rationale that have been incorporated into the proposal outlined. The proposed methodology brings into being several characteristics long considered desirable by many financial aid administrators and agencies awarding student aid funds -- namely, a more simplified system in which the methodology can be readily understood by the users and in which accuracy of information is retained. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Evaluation Methods, Family Income, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Income, Living Standards, Measurement Objectives, Methods, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Salaries, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Wages
College Scholarship Service of the College Entrance Examination Board, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10019
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Paper distributed for discussion at the College Board Regional Assembly meetings, winter 1975