ERIC Number: ED228930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of SHEEO Survey.
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
Results of a survey on the effects of federal student financial aid programs on the states are presented, including an overview of the findings for all states and information for each state. While some states indicated that the federal student aid programs had been the foundation on which state programs were structured, a larger group of states indicated that overall, there has been no significant impact of federal programs and policies on the states' programs. Most states felt that federal policies have not, in general, served to leverage additional state support. The states that did perceive a leveraging impact saw it arising out of the State Student Incentives Grants (SSIG) and the Guaranteed Student Loan programs. Overall, the states do not oppose discretionary use of SSIG funds, but many stressed that discretion should be flexible and permissive. States were also questioned regarding: the impact on the state if the federal contribution were eliminated or reduced; the effect of federal student financial assistance policies on the distribution of students attending independent versus private institutions in the state; the extent to which federal student aid policies have affected tuition and enrollment caps; and the state's approach to analysis of the impact of federal programs. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.