ERIC Number: ED176681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-9
Reference Count: N/A
College Opportunity Act of 1978. Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate and the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session on S. 2539 (February 9, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Human Resources.
The transcript of joint hearings on college assistance legislation before the Senate Committee on Human Resources and the House Committee on Education and Labor is presented. The hearings concern amendment of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) program. Witnesses included Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Ernest Boyer, and Michael O'Keefe. Discussion focused on providing or altering aid programs to compensate middle-income students. A majority of the aid proposed would be channeled through the BEOG program. Increased funding is also discussed for the Supplemental Grants and College Work-Study programs. The increased funding would be aimed at families with incomes between $8,000 and $16,000. It is estimated that in 1979 this would mean an eligible pool of 640,000 students, more than doubling the number of awards in federal student assistance programs from 3.2 million in 1978 to more than 7 million in 1979. Also discussed are tuition tax credits, aid to parochial and private schools, elementary and secondary schools, loan defaults, and state insured loan agencies. Several alternative methods of delivering higher education assistance to middle income students are also examined. Also included is information on states that are starting their own student loan agencies. (SF)
Descriptors: College Students, Eligibility, Family Income, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Grants, Hearings, Higher Education, Loan Repayment, Middle Class Students, Parent Financial Contribution, Parochial Schools, Private School Aid, Resource Allocation, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tax Credits
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants