ERIC Number: ED228945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-22
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Summary of College Board Studies on the SSIG Program.
Hansen, Janet S.
Three analyses on the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) program conducted by Janet S. Hansen of the College Entrance Examination Board are summarized. Two informal analyses and the following extensive analysis are considered: "The State Student Incentive Grant Program: An Assessment of the Record and Options for the Future" (Hansen, 1979). The 1979 report assessed the options for the program's future and the following three issues: disagreements about the purposes of the SSIG program, its relation to other federal grant programs, and its success as an incentive to states. It is concluded that the SSIG program apparently created a climate favoring the expansion of student grant programs, even when such expansion was not strictly necessary to gain federal matching money. However, limiting features of the program included the closed-ended matching provision, its fixed base year, and its enrollment-dependent allocation formula. Although the program added financial aid funds, it did not foster better linkages between state and federal programs. A Carter Administration proposal for changes in SSIG and recent developments in state grant programs are also briefly examined. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: National Commission on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
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