ERIC Number: ED180311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Student Financial Aid Governance: Some Eleventh Hour Thoughts About "The Partnership."
Atwell, Robert H.
Student financial aid is examined with focus on the disparity of the partnership between students, colleges, the federal government, and the College Board. Changes resulting from the implementation of the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) Program in 1972 are surveyed. The resulting financial aid system (with the exception of highly skilled athletes and graduate students at a few institutions) is mostly need-based and federally dominated. The politicization of the need analysis system is explored, and the intrinsically arbitrary nature of determining need is considered. Four problems concerning the involvement of the College Scholarship Service in the financial aid arena are identified, including the need for increased interest by college and university presidents in the subject. The ramifications of House Resolution 5192, which would enhance the role of the federal government in financial aid administration and provide substantial increases in the BEOG and campus-based programs, are discussed. It is proposed that a group be formed from the higher education community to consult with the Secretary of Education, as called for in H.R. 5192, and for other purposes. The need for self-regulation in the higher education community is stressed as a stand against increased federal regulation. (PHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants