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ERIC Number: ED138130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Options Handbook. Communicating with Prospective Students About Postsecondary Educational Options. Handbook Two: Information Dissemination Concerning Costs and Financial Aid.
Carlson, Mary S., Ed.; Berlet, Chip, Ed.
In the present complex and changing context students and families are looking for information tools to help them identify financial planning constants to allow them to reduce the number of unknown factors that can be barriers to the completion of a personal financial package to cover the cost of higher education. This handbook is designed to supply a theoretical framework, to identify problems and potential solutions that can provide a coordinated information system designed for, measured against, and accountable to the needs of students and families. Kevin Bacon discusses the theoretical analysis of general information needs for students and their families about costs and financial aid. The themes of his two chapters revolve around the analysis of the specific information needs of students and the consumer skills they require to function effectively in making decisions about their own futures. Chapters by Randy Bunn; Valerie McIntyre; Peter Coye; Charles Mecum, Mike McConnell and Deborah Bozsa; and Peter Comeau describe existing information services in California, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York with a view toward identifying principles, programs, and problems. Fritz Edelstein with Layton Olson describe nationwide information systems about costs and financial aid with a view toward developing a responsibility in the U.S. Office of Education for coordinating Federal, state, institutional, and private information efforts in an overall system helpful to students and families. (JMF)
Descriptors: College Choice, Consumer Protection, Decision Making, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Resource Materials, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
National Student Education Fund, Suite 305, 2000 P St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Student Educational Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; New York; Oregon; Wisconsin