ERIC Number: ED262686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-29
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, 1985. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate. Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session (Hartford, Connecticut, March 29, 1985). Part 2.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, 1985, are presented. The hearings, which were held in Connecticut, include the views of eight college students and five university presidents on the Reagan Administration's proposals. President Reagan's fiscal year 1986 budget proposal would cut $2.2 billion from student financial programs. It is suggested that the proposed ceiling of $4,000 of federal aid to individual students would strike hardest at those who are neediest and those who wish to attend private institutions. The $4,000 ceiling would reduce the awards for 430,000 students, half of whose families have incomes below $12,000. The ceiling along with ending eligibility for students from families with adjusted gross incomes over $32,000 will force students to transfer to less expensive colleges, to drop out of college, or not to enter college. The administration's proposal will cause a shift of many new applicants from private to public colleges, which will increase costs to taxpayers, and will result in crowding at public institutions. In effect, the administration's proposals would mean that about 2 million students would no longer be eligible for aid. In Connecticut, 24,000 students, nearly a third of those now receiving loans, would lose them. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Bound Students, College Students, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Retrenchment, Student Financial Aid
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1980