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ERIC Number: ED263843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May-6
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Looking toward Financial Aid's Future.
Johnstone, D. Bruce
Principles underlying state, federal, institutional, and family policies and practices toward student financial aid in the United States and five adverse forces that work against these principles are considered by the president of the State University of New York, College at Buffalo. The principles concern: access to higher education, including private institutions; matriculating students regardless of their ability to pay for college and price discounting for some of these students; parent and student financial responsibilities; and state and federal government roles in providing financial support. The five forces are: (1) the serious eroding of the assumption of parental financial responsibility; (2) seeming loss of public (taxpayer) support for the goal of federal financial aid or for maintaining the current federal share of college costs; (3) crumbling of the old college compact that once agreed to avoid price warfare and to concentrate available resources on the needy; (4) increasing vulnerability of the entire financial aid system, and possibly of entire higher educational sectors, to the methodology and timing of financial aid awards; and (5) intersector rivalries. Attention is directed to the likely effect of these forces, particularly on the current balance of financial responsibility among parent, student, and taxpayer. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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