ERIC Number: ED262726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Zero Income Basic Grant Applicants. Phase II Report.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The nature and extent of corrections made to their records by zero/low income applicants to the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) program was investigated. Behaviors of zero/low income applicants and the total pool of applicants were also compared. It was found that zero/low income applicants and all applicants who were rejected displayed similar patterns of behavior in receiving comments and making corrections to their applications. The edit process prior to selection for validation appears to work well, resulting in valid applications for more than 90 percent of the cases selected for validation, across key data fields and typologies. Compared to other applicants, the zero-income applicants tended to be more accurate in reporting all fields except adjusted gross income and family size. Low income applicants were more likely to submit corrections than other applicants, but less likely to have these corrections result in significant changes to the eligibility indexes than other applicants. While the proportions of the applicants who meet zero/low income profiles and/or are rejected are quite small, these applicants appear to have difficulty in accurate reporting. A very small proportion may be deliberate misreporting, but most seem to have misunderstood the requirements of the BEOG application. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Bureau of Student Financial Assistance (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants