ERIC Number: ED340275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-16
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Higher Education: Increasing Pell Grants and Widening Opportunities. Hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, on S. 1134 To Provide Disadvantaged Students with Early Intervention Programs and Scholarships, To Encourage Such Students To Finish High School and To Obtain a College Education, and To Upgrade the Course of Study Undertaken by Our Nation's Secondary School Students, and Related Bills.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
A hearing was held on the subject of two bills introduced by Senator Edward M. Kennedy aimed at increasing Pell Grants and at helping minority students earn doctoral degrees and enter the teaching profession at the college level. Specifically the first bill would increase the maximum Pell Grant from $3,100 to $4,500 and expand the number of eligible recipients. The following witnesses appeared and offered their comments and suggested modifications to the bills: Robert H. Atwell, President, American Council on Education; Claire M. Roemer, District Coordinator for Financial Aid, Tarrant County Junior College, Fort Worth, Texas; Theodore Cheng, the United States Student Association; Virgil E. Ecton, Acting President, United Negro College Fund; Judith S. Liebman, University of Illinois; Rafael Magallan, Executive Director, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Donald M. Stewart, President, The College Board, New York; Charles H. Gibbons, Jr., Executive Director, Boston Plan for Excellence in Public Schools. Also appearing were Senators Claiborne Pell, Paul D. Wellstone, and Dave Durenberger. Additional material is included: a prepared statement of the Coalition for Adult and Part-time Students and correspondence to Senator Kennedy from Chang-Lin Tien, Chancellor, University of California, and from Benno C. Schmidt, Jr., Yale University. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Graduate Study, Hearings, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Loan Default, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Student Financial Aid
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program