ERIC Number: ED254153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Alternative Student Aid Delivery Systems: Assessment of the Current Delivery System.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
The effects of the current system for delivering federal financial assistance to students under the Pell Grant, Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL), and campus-based programs are analyzed. Information is included on the use of the assessment model, which combines program evaluation, systems research, and policy analysis methodologies. "Baseline" measures are provided to enable the comparison of alternative delivery systems to the current system. The effects of the current delivery system on five categories of participants are assessed: federal government, state/guarantee agencies, colleges, lender/noteowners, and applicants/families. Concerns for government, lenders, and colleges include: administrative costs, fund forecasting, fund control, net revenue, certainty of funds, availability of information, integration across programs, other aid programs, and distribution of aid. Additional concerns to applicants/families include: applicant cost and time, turnaround time, miscalculation/error, and database vulnerability. Included is a chart of activities that are currently used to implement the Pell Grant, GSL, and campus-based programs. Results of a 1982 survey of consumer complaints concerning student financial aid are also appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Credit (Finance), Delivery Systems, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Financial Aid Applicants, Grants, Higher Education, Information Needs, Money Management, Program Administration, Program Costs, Resource Allocation, State Government, 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.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Guaranteed Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program