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ERIC Number: ED271136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-18
Reference Count: N/A
Fiscal Year 1985 Disadvantaged Student Grant Report.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In the Illinois public community colleges, disadvantaged student grant funds are allocated by formula, with each eligible college receiving a basic grant of $20,000, and the remaining appropriation distributed to each district based on the number of credit hours produced in the remedial and adult basic and secondary education funding categories the second past year. In fiscal year (FY) 1985, the 38 Illinois community college districts reported a total of 293,667 students who received support services and 19,182 students who enrolled in courses funded by the grants. Testing and evaluation were the most heavily used support services, followed by special educational and career counseling, and tutoring. A comparison of the number of students receiving support services between FY 1983 and 1985 reveals an 81% increase in the number of students receiving tutoring services, a 69% increase in testing and evaluation, and a 56% increase in special educational and career counseling services. As a result of a change in rules governing grant expenditures, the number of course sections provided through grant funding decreased by 66% and the number of credit hours produced declined by 76%. The largest proportion of the FY 1985 appropriation (61%) was expended on salaries and benefits for tutors, counselors, and other support staff, with the next largest expenditure category being administration. Although there are other funding sources for special services for disadvantaged students, the disadvantaged student grant has become the major source of funding through which colleges provide the special services needed by academically disadvantaged students to succeed in their chosen program of study. (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois