ERIC Number: ED116592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Eligibility System as Administered by the Office of Education.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The Office of Education's system for determining institutional eligibility for access to Federal funds derives from a series of 13 specific statutory mandates. It uses HEGIS (Eigher Education General Information Survey form #2300-1), that provides basic institutional characteristics information, which together with catalogs and other materials, provide information to help make initial eligibility decisions. Educational institutions may establish eligibility to apply for participation in the Federal financial aid programs by meeting the pertinent statutory requirements. Institutional eligibility is subject to termination whenever an institution is found not to be in compliance with one of the eligibility elements. Twenty-nine different agencies and audiences are known to utilize eligibility determinations and assessments made by the Office of Education. Although the Office of Education stresses that institutional eligibility for Federal funding does not insure quality education, the consumer and the taxpayer appear to assume that the institutions which the Government has deemed eligible for Federal assistance have been appropriately evaluated and meet at least minimum. levels of operational performance and quality. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.