ERIC Number: ED193980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Financial Aid: Helping Re-entry Women Pay College Costs: What Institutions Can Do to Provide Financial Resources to Women Re-entering the Educational System. Field Evaluation Draft.
Dunkle, Margaret C.
Problems and barriers to financial aid that commonly face women re-entering the educational system are identified, and ways in which higher education institutions can be more responsive to the financial needs of re-entry women students are suggested. A wide range of possible actions are identified so that institutions can pursue those most appropriate to their individual circumstances. The following institutional policies and practices are addressed: outreach to get information to potential re-entry women; communication among, and training of, campus personnel; red tape (forms, deadlines, and the application process); flexible financing (tuition deferrals and loan payment options); reduced tuition and other cost breaks; aid for part-time students; emergency assistance; other institutionally-funded financial aid; packaging student aid; lowering the cost of postsecondary education; and keeping records on how re-entry women fund their education. Information is presented on six major student assistance programs, how to determine college costs, additional sources of federal aid, sources of private funding, and assistance available for welfare recipients, the underemployed, and the unemployed. A list of resource materials is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Educational Opportunities, Eligibility, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Females, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education, Income Contingent Loans, Information Needs, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Private Financial Support, Reentry Students, Student College Relationship, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Tuition, Womens Education
Women's Re-entry Project, Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: For related documents see HE 013 090-092.