ERIC Number: ED129154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Unmet Needs. Report on Student Financial Aid Problems from the CSS Student Advisory Committee.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Findings and recommendations of the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Student Advisory Committee following a series of hearings conducted in seven states with the cosponsorship of the National Student Educational Fund and various state student organizations are presented. The report articulates and documents some of the problems that students frequently encounter in learning about, applying for, and obtaining financial aid to support their postsecondary educational objectives. Major themes identified at the hearings are discussed. After reviewing hundreds of different individual student cases, the CSS Student Committee concludes that on a comparative basis the financial aid system costs are higher for educationally and economically disadvantaged persons. The bureaucratic hurdles are placed before those who have the least experience in dealing with such barriers to financial aid. Specific recommendations are made that deal with: financial aid information; financial aid counseling; financial aid offices; grant aid; loan aid; work aid; student budgets; and independent and married students. (LBH)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Self Supporting Students, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Work Study Programs
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.