ERIC Number: ED118052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Applying the Goals of Student Financial Aid. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 10, 1975.
Fife, Jonathan D.
In the mid 1970's the goals of student financial aid revolve around the idea of removing financial barriers to access and reasonable choice. Students should be able to choose an institution based on rational decision making rather than monetary considerations. To this end the Federal Government, the states, and other sources of student financial aid have developed a whole array of programs designed to move us toward the goal of equal educational opportunity. Yet the formulas differ for distributing the funds under these programs, and all too often the funds appropriated fall far short of the program purposes. For a more equitable system to be developed: (1) a student and his family must be assured early in the student's formal education that financial aid will be available: (2) announcement of the amount of aid should be made before the student to select an institution so that this decision is not dictated by purely financial considerations; (3) to achieve equal educational opportunity, the determination of student need must be based on one method of need analysis used by all who grant student aid; and (4) sufficient funds should be provided to meet the financial need thus determined. (Author)
Descriptors: College Choice, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.