ERIC Number: ED357664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
National Commission on Responsibilities for Financing Postsecondary Education. Final Report. Background Papers and Reports.
Kramer, Martin; And Others
This collection of reports analyzes the roles and responsibilities of the major participants in the financing system for postsecondary education. The six papers present: (1) a conceptual basis for the roles of the various parties in postsecondary education finance and a description of changes in these roles and the difficulties posed for longitudinal data; (2) an examination of trends in the proportion of higher education costs borne by federal, state, and local governments, philanthropy, the family, and other sources from 1950 to 1990; (3) a comparison of postsecondary financing systems in the United States and 10 other countries; (4) case studies of 5 federal programs showing how laws, regulations, and program practices operate to discourage federal human resource program beneficiaries from pursuing postsecondary education and training; (5) a discussion of proposals to adjust the current trend analysis models and improve the student aid delivery system pending before Congress in the last reauthorization of the Higher Education Act; and (6) a proposal for policy remedies including consolidation of federal programs and simplifications in need analysis to reduce the complexity of the financial aid process. Papers and their authors are as follows: "Changing Roles in Higher Education Financing" (Martin Kramer); "Trends in Paying for Higher Education, 1950-1990" (Arthur Hauptman and David Rose); "Postsecondary Education Financing: International Comparative Models" (Melora Sundt); "Problems in Coordinating Federal Student Assistance with Other Federal Income Support and Human Resource Programs" (Lawrence N. Gold); "Need Analysis and Delivery: Options and Issues" (Ruth Beer Bletzinger); "The Final Report of the Vermont Task Force" (The Vermont Task Force). (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Responsibilities for Financing Postsecondary Education, Washington, DC.