ERIC Number: ED185961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Grant Assistance in New York State: A Case Study of Federal-State Interaction.
Hauptman, Arthur; Rice, Lois D.
Student grant assistance in New York State and federal-state interaction are considered. The evolution and growth of New York's student grant programs is traced. The state's response, or lack of it, to the federal Basic Grants program is addressed, and ways that other states might coordinate their own assistance programs with Basic Grants are suggested. The current and future role of state and federal grant assistance in promoting educational opportunities in New York is considered. New York's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Regents' awards are available to New York residents attending postsecondary institutions within the state on a full-time basis. TAP is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, while Regents' awards are for undergraduates only. The size of a student's TAP is a function of family income; Regents awards are flat $250 scholarships based solely on merit. More than half the New York undergraduates now receiving a TAP award are also eligible for Basic Grants. Eligibility determination and the information required on the TAP application form is different from that of the Basic Grant program. The formula for determining the size of a student's TAP award essentially disregards a student's Basic Grant. At this time, New York appears to have little intention of changing its present policy of minimal coordination between TAP and Basic Grant awards. Based on the experience of other states, several alternatives for award coordination are considered. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Grants, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Scholarships, State Aid, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Student Financial Aid
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants