ERIC Number: ED180269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Users Manual for the Student Financial Aid Module. Field Review Edition. CASC Planning and Data System.
Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges, Washington, DC.
The Users Manual for the Student Financial Aid Module of the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges Planning and Data System (PDS) has been designed as a practical tool to be used primarily in conjunction with PDS participation. It is suggested that all small college administrators interested in the management and research of student financial aid will find it informative. The manual is divided into five major parts. Part I is an overview of the Student Financial Aid Module. Major needs and challenges facing small college financial aid administrators are explored and primary objectives and assumptions are outlined. In Part II the data collection process and instruments are described. Part III includes samples of the management information reports provided to data service users. Comparative data reports are also described, and special definitions critical to interpretation are reviewed. Through the use of a case history, data and procedural illustrations emphasize critical issues in the analysis, planning, and management of student financial aid in Part IV. A summary of principles and procedures is also presented. Appended are information on developing and testing the module, a list of information resources, and a glossary of terms. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs, Management Information Systems, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Small Colleges, State Programs, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Systems Development
Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges, Washington, DC.