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ERIC Number: ED165650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 54
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Federal Student Aid Programs: A Briefing Paper on Impacts and Policy Options.
Linney, Thomas; Ross, Kathleen
The history and development of federal student aid policies for higher education are examined in this paper, along with how current policy affects institutions at the campus level, and current and future policy options from which federal and institutional policies will be drawn. The historical analysis concerns the initial federal policy after independence, major policies beginning in 1857, new policy initiatives after World War II, developments in the mid-fifties and sixties, and the 1972 Education Amendments and subsequent legislation. Factors in current federal aid policies that may affect the composition of student bodies at higher education institutions are the criteria for allocation of student aid and the requirements of student loan programs. Federal aid to students also means that the colleges and universities must maintain records, submit evaluations, use certain bookkeeping standards, and comply with other regulations. Federal student aid programs help to make profitmaking colleges more competitive, may result in the need for changes in curricula to meet the needs of lower socioeconomic students, penalize the most expensive and the moderately priced institutions, and may affect college costs. Three current policy alternatives--the 1978 Carter proposals, the tax credit proposals, and direct institutional aid--are discussed in terms of their implications for social policy, higher education as a whole, individual institutions, and students. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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