ERIC Number: ED187194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Accounting, Recordkeeping, and Reporting by Colleges and Universities for Federally Funded Student Financial Aid Programs (The "Blue Book").
Bureau of Student Financial Assistance (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
This manual was prepared to assist postsecondary education institutions in meeting their responsibilities in the administration of federal student aid programs: the Basic Educational Grant Program, College Work-Study Program, National Direct Student Loan Program, and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants Program. Areas are identified in which administrative difficulties most commonly occur, and methods and procedures to insure sound, proper, efficient management of the programs are discussed. The areas covered are: the need for placement of financial aid offices at an administrative level reflecting their importance in the institution; adequacy of staffing; accurate and adequate recordkeeping for timely reporting; intrainstitutional communication; the need for procedural outlines and clear delegation of responsibility; the need for each staff member to have a thorough understanding of the aid programs and the lines of responsibility within the office; and the need for efficient loan collection. Numerous charts, tables, and forms are included as samples, with directions for their use. Specific directions are given for different aid programs. Appended are an agreement form covering institutional participation in the federal programs, the federal terms of agreement for computation and disbursement of Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, and excerpts from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Audit Guide. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Grants, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Loan Repayment, Methods, Power Structure, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), School Responsibility, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Work Study Programs
Bureau of Student Financial Aid, Office of Education, Washington, DC 20202
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Student Financial Assistance (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants