ERIC Number: ED357687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Need Analysis and Student Aid Delivery Issues. Interim Report to the Congress of the United States.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
This report on need analysis and student aid delivery issues in higher education describes four sets of actions taken by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. First, the Committee voted to forward to the Congress specific recommended actions concerning technical aspects of need analysis which are designed to improve the delivery of student aid and the consistency of need analysis with Congressional intent. These recommendations for immediate change affect need analysis for the 1989-90 academic year and would: (1) make minor modifications in the independent student definition; (2) explicitly permit aid administrators to use professional judgment to assist low income independent students with families; (3) eliminate veterans' benefits from the family contribution schedule; and (4) eliminate certain inconsistencies in the Higher Education Act. Second, the Committee voted to urge Congress to consider suggested, long-term improvements to need analysis. Third, the Committee provided formal comments for two items in response to notices in the "Federal Register" as required by statute. Finally, the Committee identified several issues for further study which will form part of the Committee's research agenda. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965