ERIC Number: ED149796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Report to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education on Project Mercury.
Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.
The three-part document presents the final results of Project Mercury, an attempt by Macomb County Community College (Michigan) to provide better consumer information to prospective students regarding instructional programs and financial aid, thereby assisting them in making more informed decisions about training and jobs, the pursuit of postsecondary education in general, and attendance at Macomb in particular. The final report summarizes the processes and problems of producing the two information packets included in the document, provides background information on Macomb, and presents recommendations to those concerned with providing better information to students. Closing the Money Gap, the first information packet, outlines steps to be taken when applying for financial aid, provides basic information regarding the financial aid system, and describes 16 financial aid programs. Closing the Information Gap, the second information packet, discusses benefits commonly associated with college; examines interests and abilities in terms of career areas; discusses individual programs in terms of related jobs, requirements and costs, and employment experiences of recent Macomb graduates; presents an index of courses which includes estimates of the total cost of tuition, fees, required and recommended texts and supplies; and presents a glossary of related terms. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.
Note: Appendix A has been deleted due to poor reproducibility