ERIC Number: ED318353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financial Aid Administration in Public Community Colleges and Universities; Report and Recommendations of the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This report analyzes the administration of student financial aid programs in Florida's state universities and community colleges. The analysis was conducted by reviewing documents, receiving public testimony, conferring with state-level agencies and institutions, surveying directors of financial aid offices, and surveying students. An introductory chapter presents the legislative charge leading to the report and historical perspectives on Florida student financial aid. A chapter on state-level coordination of financial aid describes the work of the state Office of Student Financial Aid, Board of Regents, State Board of Community Colleges, Florida Council of Student Financial Aid Advisors, and Bureau for Career Development Services. A discussion of factors influencing financial aid administration focuses on sources and types of financial aid, student characteristics, institutional characteristics, and financial aid staff. A chapter on financial aid administration covers organizational structure and personnel, staff training, staff salary and compensation levels, automation of financial aid services, funding, and service to students. Twenty-two recommendations are presented concerning the role of state-level offices in the administration of student financial aid, institutional financial aid office staff, program administrative concerns, automation of financial aid offices, and service to students. Survey results are appended and 12 references are attached. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida