ERIC Number: ED258630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Support for Higher Education: A Position Perspective.
Phillips, Roy G.
An analysis is provided of the role of the federal government in higher education and the kinds and level of financial support the federal government should provide. Introductory material reviews recent changes to the prevailing federal policy over the past 25 years and discusses the policy issues raised by current efforts to reduce the federal deficit. Section II offers a historical perspective on the federal role in higher education, focusing on Pell Grants, the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, campus-based aid, Trio programs, and other postsecondary education programs. Section III looks at the utilization of federal funds by Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC). This section begins with an overview of enrollments and student characteristics at the college, followed by information on federally supported student financial aid, eligible financial aid applicants, and M-DCC's Talent Search Grant programs and participants. Section IV considers the impact of the Reagan Administration's budget cuts on access, choice, and the quality of higher education, focusing on the eroding value of student assistance, delays in the financial aid schedule, and the impact on institutions and the economy. Finally, section V states M-DCC's support for national policies that enhance equal access and quality education at each level of the educational hierarchy. Excerpts from the "Higher Education Agenda for the 99th Congress" and "1985 American Association for Community and College Colleges Public Policy Agenda" are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll. District, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida