ERIC Number: ED357690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Simplifying Need Analysis and Delivery: A Comparison of Reauthorization Proposals: Briefing Document.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
This briefing document summarizes issues on simplifying need analysis and delivery in the context of Higher Education Act reauthorization proposals. First, brief summaries of seven key issues are presented followed by three or four recommendations for each issue, and a list of recommended actions as proposed by the Department of Education and the College Entrance Examination Board in a format that allows easy comparison with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. The seven issues identified are: (1) effect of free federal processing of student aid applications on numbers of needy families applying; (2) low usage by eligible families of the simplified needs test; (3) redundancy and confusion due to use of several need analysis models; (4) the need to reduce or eliminate complex routines, treatments and terminology; (5) the need for simplification of the reapplication process; (6) ambiguity in federal information about Title IV programs; and (7) the potential of unintended consequences in significant budgetary and redistributive effects. (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 Title IV