ERIC Number: ED185956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the Impact of the Middle Income Student Assistance Act (MISAA). Final Report.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The impact of the Middle Income Student Assistance Act (MISAA) on the distribution of financial aid to middle income students was assessed. A group of 172 colleges and universities that participated in a baseline study prior to the introduction of MISAA plus three additional schools were studied. Only a subset of the original student sample was recontacted. Data collection efforts consisted of a student questionnaire, a record review, and financial aid officer interviews. Study questions included the following: (1) Has the middle income student benefited from MISAA? (2) Has MISAA affected students' applying for financial aid and their resulting access to such assistance? (3) What effect has the retargeting had upon the original beneficiaries of the Basic Grant program (the low income students)? (4) How has MISAA affected the distributional relationships between and among the various federal aid programs and other sources of student support? (5) What effect has MISAA had upon institutional distributive patterns? A description of institutional student sampling procedures and sample data collection instruments and student followup letters are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Middle Income Student Assistance Act