ERIC Number: ED125501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Independent Student and Student Aid Programs.
Fife, Jonathan D.
The lowering of the age of majority has raised doubts concerning the legality of regulations that restrict students over 18 from declaring themselves financially independent of their parents. This paper briefly examines the argument concerning the assumption that parents are responsible for financing the education of their children. With these arguments in mind, the current regulations used by various aid programs regarding independent or emancipated students are reviewed along with court decisions that have legal implications for these regulations. After looking at current trends in the number of students declaring financial independence, some speculation is made concerning the future of student aid programs. (Author)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Evaluation Criteria, Family Income, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Self Supporting Students, Student Financial Aid
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.40)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.