ERIC Number: ED217816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-29
Reference Count: N/A
Family Contribution Schedule for the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 1981. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session, on Examination of the Family Contribution Schedule for the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program for the Academic Year 1982-1983.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Testimonies are presented from U.S. Senate hearings on the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program (Pell grant program) for the 1982-1983 academic year. The proposed schedule is tied to an expected appropriation of $2.187 billion for Pell grants for fiscal year 1982. The administration's alternative involving no statutory changes would require a family to contribute at least 40 percent of its discretionary income to a student's education. The second alternative proposed by the administration would make major, substantive changes in the provisions of the Education Amendments of 1980. Among these are: setting the maximum Pell grant at $1,670 and 50 percent of the student's cost of attendance, as opposed to the $2,100 and 60 percent contained in the 1980 amendments for the 1982-83 school year; reinstituting home equity and stipulating that only $30,000 of home equity could be excluded from the calculation of a family's assets, as opposed to the provision in current law excluding all home equity from consideration in calculating a family's assets; reducing remaining assets from $10,000 to $8,000; allowing the Secretary of Education to establish certain cost of attendance allowances for the Pell Grant Program; treating veterans and Social Security educational benefits as part of the family contribution; and treating the income and assets of married independent students who have no dependents other than a spouse in the same manner as those of single independent students. Views of representatives of the government, colleges, and educational groups are presented, and an application form and draft instructions for 1982-1983 federal student aid are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Family Income, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Grants, Higher Education, Homeowners, Low Income Groups, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Parent Financial Contribution, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants; Pell Grant Program