ERIC Number: ED257359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
Finding Financial Resources for Adult Learners: Profiles for Practice.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
A variety of special financial aid practices that colleges have created to meet the needs of adult students are described, based on a 1983 survey of financial aid directors from more than 100 colleges. Information is provided on campus-based sources of financial aid such as: credit for prior learning programs, financial and career information services, loans, modified tuition plans and related support services, scholarships, and student employment. Also covered are community-based resources, including banks and lending institutions; business, industry, and unions; military, and voluntary, civic, and not-for-profit agencies. Profiles are presented for 70 financial aid practices/programs. Each profile covers the details of the practice, how it originated, its eligibility requirements, the number of participants, and the college office that coordinates the practice. The profiles are divided into two sections: practices utilizing campus-based sources of financial aid, and those using community-based sources of financial aid. It is noted that the most widely available community-based aid source for adult students is business and industry, which often has tuition aid plans for employees. Company-sponsored instruction is also a widespread practice. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Armed Forces, Banking, Business, Career Counseling, College Credits, College Students, Credit (Finance), Eligibility, Higher Education, Industry, Military Personnel, Nonprofit Organizations, Prior Learning, Private Financial Support, Scholarships, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Unions
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.