ERIC Number: ED168427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-11
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Selected Federal Assistance Programs for Undergraduate Students.
Stedman, Jim; Scott, Marcia
Information is provided on 14 federal programs providing financial assistance to undergraduate students in universities, colleges, and vocational/technical schools. The programs provide three different types of assistance: grants (or scholarships), loans, and job earnings. Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid, but loans do. Some of the loan programs have provisions under which part or all of the incurred debt is repaid. Some of the programs provide assistance without regard to the course of study being pursued; others are restricted to certain fields. The following programs are included: Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program; College Work-Study Program; Guaranteed Student Loan Program; Law Enforcement Education Program--Grants; Law Enforcement Education Program--Loans; National Direct Student Loan Program; Nursing Student Loan Program; Nursing Student Scholarship Program; Social Security Education Benefits; State Student Incentive Grant Program, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Veterans' Education Assistance (Post-Korean Veterans); Veterans' Education Assistance (Post-Vietnam Era Veterans)--Contributory Vesting Program; and Veterans' Education Loan Program. For each program, information is provided on eligibility, money available, and contact sources. A list of publications that provide financial aid information is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Scholarships, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Veterans Education, Work Study Programs
Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants; Guaranteed Student Loan Program; National Direct Student Loan Program