ERIC Number: ED334894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
The Impact of Student Financial Aid: A Review of Recent Research.
St. John, Edward P.
This literature review examines the effectiveness of student financial aid in light of doubts raised about it at the start of the 1980s and subsequent cuts in federal support for student aid as a result of those doubts. The review has three objectives: to determine whether there are reasons to doubt the effectiveness of student aid; to determine whether changes in federal aid policy during the 1980s influenced equal opportunity; and to identify unanswered research questions. The review indicates that student aid is an effective mechanism for promoting equal educational opportunity. However, the erosion in federal grant dollars during the past 15 years may have influenced an erosion in minority access. Based on this review, research questions are identified that merit consideration by institutional and policy researchers. Contains 53 references. (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November, 1990).