ERIC Number: ED192669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching Students: Student Views on Communicating About Financial Aid, Final Report of the Student-Commissioner Conference on Financial Aid and Access to Postsecondary Education (3rd).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The final report of the Third Student-Commissioner Conference on Financial Aid and Access to Postsecondary Education is presented. The focus was the U.S. Office of Education's television, radio, and printed information and counseling programs about postsecondary opportunities, and how these strategies affect many kinds of prospective students. Discussions among 12 high school students, 85 postsecondary students, and about 60 staff persons from the Office of Education are summarized. The conference featured a special campaign to assist students in reducing errors in filing for funds through the Basic Educational Opportunity Program. Students provided feedback about the language and layout of the Basic Grant Posters, Student Consumer's Guide, Basic Grant forms, and Guaranteed Student Loan forms. Participants worked in six task forces to produce the detailed recommendations in this report. In addition to consumer review of postsecondary financial aid and counseling programs of the U.S. Office of Education and the new Department of Education, the conference also trained the student leaders on ways to improve aid and counseling programs on high school and postsecondary campuses to better meet student needs. In addition to specific recommendations, comments of students and officials are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, College Students, Conferences, Educational Opportunities, Federal Government, Financial Aid Applicants, Government Employees, Government School Relationship, High School Students, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Needs Assessment, Public Relations, Publicity, Records (Forms), Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, User Satisfaction (Information)
Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.