ERIC Number: ED171181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-4
Reference Count: N/A
Putting the Student's Right to Know into Practice. Testimony on the Administration's Proposals for Reauthorization of Title IV (Student Financial Assistance) and Other Parts of the Higher Education Act.
This testimony on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act defines the objectives of the National Student Educational Fund. The remarks focus on putting the student's right to good information about educational opportunities into practice by providing better information, by simplifying the financial aid system, and by providing key roles for consumers to improve the information and other services. The testimony builds on the first steps taken in the Student Consumer Information sections of the Education Amendments of 1976. The following specific areas are discussed: student consumer information; consumer confidence indicators; a consumer service audit of financial aid services; a common financial aid form, with consumer accountability; a FIPSE fund for student-developed projects, and clearinghouse for technical assistance to student projects for improving education; and forgiveness of loan indebtedness for community service work. Proposed amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, a proposed new Student Consumer Information Section of Title IV, and activities involving the Bureau of Student Financial Assistance and the Bureau of Higher and Continuing Education are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Change, Consumer Protection, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Support, Hearings, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Services, Loan Repayment, Records (Forms), Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Needs
National Student Educational Fund, 2000 P Street, N.W., Suite 305, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Student Educational Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1976; Higher Education Act 1965