ERIC Number: ED167058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Report by the Board of Regents to the Governor and Legislature on State Student Financial Aid Programs.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
The scope and operation of New York State's financial aid programs for 1977-78 are described, and recommendations to improve educational opportunity are presented. It is concluded that the development and expansion of the programs in 1978 indicate that they are effectively facilitating access and choice. During 1977-78 the average awards under the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) increased in all undergraduate sectors, which helped to offset tuition increases, especially in the independent sector. Student guaranteed loans increased in both numbers and amounts to offset increasing educational costs that were not covered by TAP awards and other sources of grant aid. Accountability for both expenditures and program quality is being improved through interagency cooperation resulting from an agreement between the agencies having programmatic or fiscal responsibilities for student aid programs. Three recommendations concern: improvements in income schedules and scales of awards for undergraduate and graduate TAP awards, extension of eligibility for TAP awards to part-time undergraduates, and a comprehensive program of graduate student aid. The following information is included: the types of awards and total annual financial assistance to college students under the present scholarship and grant programs; determination of the student's award on the basis of tuition cost and financial ability; trends in enrollments, awards, and loans; trends in average awards and costs; and the impact of federal student aid programs in New York for campus-based programs and the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants