ERIC Number: ED254149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Alternative Student Aid Delivery Systems. The General Assessment Model.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
An evaluation model for the student aid delivery system is described, and extensive tables that make up the model are presented. The model can be used to evaluate the effects of specific activities and subsystems of the delivery system for major participants, as well as to estimate the likely effects of activity changes. A conceptual model for student aid delivery system assessment is included that considers environmental and political factors, program features, the current system and options, and program outcomes. Specific effects are listed for the following participants/actors: applicants/families, institutions, states (guarantee agencies), lenders (note owners), federal government, and other student aid organizations. A list of over 200 intervening variables included in the general assessment covers human factors, data, time/changes, finance, technology, decisions and policies, and integration/similarities. For the Pell Grant program, Guaranteed Student Loan Program, and campus-based aid, intervening variables and effects are outlined for subsystems of the delivery system, including pre-application, application, student eligibility determination, student benefit calculation, fund disbursement, and account reconciliation. (SW)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Models, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Guaranteed Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program