ERIC Number: ED254159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Alternative Student Aid Delivery Systems: Preliminary Specification of the Current System with Program Antecedents.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Specifications of the current delivery systems of the Pell Grant program, the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) program, and campus-based aid programs are provided. The relationship between features of the programs and delivery systems is also examined. The campus-based programs include the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Program, the College Work Study (CW-S) Program, and the National Direct Student Loan (NDSL) Program. The following components of the current systems are covered: pre-application, student application, student eligibility determination, benefit calculation, fund disbursement, and account reconciliation. These components are then subdivided into activities specific to each program. Each activity is further broken down into a series of steps characterized in input-process-output chains (i.e., activities that initiate a series of processes, the activities undertaken in response to inputs, and documents/actions resulting from inputs and processes). Appended are questions related to program design that are determined by laws, regulations, policy decisions, and historic practices. The legislative histories of the Pell, GSL, SEOG, CW-S, and NDSL programs are included, with attention to revisions and amendments, and the funding history. (SW)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Aid Applicants, Grants, Higher Education, History, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Program Administration, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Work Study 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; National Direct Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program