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ERIC Number: ED309717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 25
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Who Gets What? Impact of Financial Aid Policies.
Andrew, Loyd D.; Russo, Rocco
Since 1980 the legislation and administration of federal financial aid to students has changed radically. Four topics examined in this study are: what changes have been made; their effects on federal funding allocations and obligations; how the changes may have contributed to the growth of the proprietary sector of education at the expense of community colleges; and how the changes have contributed to the decline of Black and Hispanic pursuit of higher education. The study draws from literature, in particular from data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board, legislation that affected financial aid, and preliminary analyses of the recently completed U.S. Department of Education National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey. The 1978, 1982, and 1986 amendments to the Higher Education Act and concomitant rises in the costs of higher education have had several effects on student choices of higher education sectors and institutions. Higher costs have reduced the options of low and middle income students to choose among schools; increased student dependence on borrowing large sums to finance higher education; and forced students and families to turn to other sources for support in many cases. The participation of Blacks and Hispanics in higher education has declined, and a large proportion of those who pursue a higher education choose community colleges and proprietary schools. Five tables are included. Contains 11 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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