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ERIC Number: ED254173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Error Associated with the Application and Allocation Aspects of the Campus-Based Program: Plan for Remaining QC IV Stage 1 Analysis.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
The impact of data discrepancies made by colleges on the Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) is addressed, with attention to both impact on the entire aid program and resource allocation to institutions. Brief descriptions are provided of the allocation formulas for the three campus-based aid programs (Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, National Direct Student Loans, and the College Work-Study program). The recomputation of national and state fair share allocations requires two steps: recomputation of institutional need for each program, and estimation of changes to allocations using Department of Education worksheets. The final step is to develop a national estimate of changes in institutional allocations. In developing error profiles, one focus is on institutions, and the results may lead to selection criteria for increased edit checks or data verification. Another focus of the profiles is the data discrepancy itself and the causes of the errors. Included is a list of FISAP data that have been examined as part of the Department of Education Quality Control Project, along with information on the types and frequency of discrepancies that have not yet been corrected. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Direct Student Loan Program