ERIC Number: ED180423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
National Imperatives for Higher Education, 1980.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
A three-point statement by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) calls for the expansion of higher education opportunity in America. The statement, which was adopted by the association's members at the annual meeting, calls for: expansion of opportunity through a balanced program of relatively low or no tuition at public colleges and universities, adequate student aid, and limited reliance on expensive, long-term student loans; protection of public institutions and their students from restrictive federal regulations that could hamper institutional efforts to serve students; and adequate assistance for scientific research, health manpower, agriculture, urban development, and other programs intended to help colleges and universities serve American society more effectively. AASCU believes that a combination of low or no tuition, Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, and a greatly expanded College Work-Study program should enable most of the public college and university students to afford an education without going into large long-term debts. Adequate support for the Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant and National Direct Student Loan programs also is essential. The substitution of expensive and untried new loan programs is not supported by AASCU. Views on other federal programs and state-federal-institutional relations are discussed. AASCU member institutions are listed. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Research Projects, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Suite 700, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.