ERIC Number: ED197781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Student Financial Aid Policy Study Group: A Staff Analysis.
Dyste, Ron; Tarrer, Rod
This critique by staff of the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges analyzes the findings and recommendations of a report submitted to the California Legislature in March 1980 after a 16-month investigation of state financial aid goals and policies. A synopsis of the report is provided first, summarizing findings in the areas of: (1) the history and role of financial aid; (2) the simplification of financial aid procedures; (3) program abuses; (4) aid to students at private colleges; (5) the optimization of equity among recipients; and (6) a proposal for a new state program to be created by the consolidation of existing programs. A critical analysis of this new program is then presented, along with an examination of the potential impact of the proposed methods of determining student eligibility and the dollar amount awarded per student. The report's 35 recommendations are then categorized in terms of areas of impact and the Chancellor's review group's concerns about 14 of the recommendations are presented. Finally, nine companion recommendations are submitted: encourage further investigation into the redistributive effects of the new program; assure its gradual implementation in face of the uncertainty about its impact; improve accessibility to disadvantaged students; and encourage further study of an alternative which would link state and federal programs. A summary of the report is appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants