ERIC Number: ED248821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Financial Aid Services for Adults: A Program Guide.
New Rochelle Coll., NY.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
A guide for colleges concerning institutional financial aid services for adults is presented. Results of national surveys on participation in adult education are provided to help institutions design programs for adults. Nine characteristics of adult students are described, along with implications for policies and procedures of the financial aid office. Specific counseling skills needed by financial aid counselors to work with adult learners are also addressed. In addition to identifying innovative practices that an institution might adopt to provide better financial aid services to adult students, guidelines on financial aid resources for adults are provided. Information is included on examining provision statements, developing a compendium of special aid programs, keeping current on aid programs, and employment as a form of aid. Advice is provided on how to plan and run formative and summative evaluations to assess financial aid programs for adult students. In the final chapter, a case study of the College of New Rochelle includes tips on how to plan, implement, and use a tuition aid survey. Appended is an annotated bibliography indexed by 14 major categories. A Employee Tuition Aid Program Questionnaire is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Adult Students, Case Studies, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Information Needs, Program Evaluation, Staff Role, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Rochelle Coll., NY.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.