ERIC Number: ED119774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-2
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Student Aid Needs Within the Postsecondary Education Community in Arkansas.
Glover, Ruth E.; Chapman, Becky
This report analyzes the student aid needs in postsecondary education in Arkansas. Data were gathered by sending questionnaires to all the colleges and universities, vocational-technical schools, and proprietary schools in Arkansas, and to a random sample of all senior and junior students in Arkansas high schools. In addition, personal contacts were made to various student aid resource agencies, and a number of published reports and research papers were referenced. The assessment of the kinds of aid received are grouped as grants, loans, employment, and scholarships. The four main resources were found to be: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grants, National Defense Student Loans, and the College Work-Study Program. All postsecondary students (65,748) consumed an estimated $20,000,000 during the 1973-74 school year. The greatest number of consumers were four-year public university and college students (18,185, using $11,016,695). Community college students consumed less student aid than any of the other groups (485 students using $176,644). Projections of Arkansas. future student aid needs are made, along with recommendations on how the needs can be met. Tables of data are included throughout the report, and survey instruments and complete results are appended. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Financial Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, Scholarships, State Surveys, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition Grants, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Vocational Schools, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants