ERIC Number: ED262736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
Validation of Student and Parent Report Data on the Basic Grant Application Form. Final Report. Volume I, Individual Validation Studies: Institution Referral Study, Pre-established Criteria Study.
Vogel, Ronald J.
Errors made on applications to the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) program were studied to determine the scope and nature of misreporting and misuse of the BEOG program. Characteristics of applicants who misreport personal and/or family financial circumstances were identified, and procedures were established to regularly screen and correct erroneous applications. In 1975, educational institutions referred to the U.S. Office of Education applications containing discrepancies in reported information. Attention was directed to reasons for institution referrals, the prevalence of confirmed errors on Student Eligibility Reports (SER), applicant characteristics associated with SER errors, and characteristics of schools sending referrals. Another study investigated a random sample of 1,383 applicants who were selected based on 1974-1975 and 1975-1976 applications that were believed to entail errors on Student Eligibility Reports (SERs). The "high risk" applicants were selected according to specific criteria, including very low adjusted gross income, and submitting SER corrections resulting in substantially reduced eligibility indices. Aspects of the validation process that should be retained, replaced, or modified were also evaluated, with attention to the number of transactions required to resolve a referral and the effectiveness of efforts to obtain additional information on applicants. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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