ERIC Number: ED359912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Helping People Discover Educational Opportunities: The Higher Education Information Center.
Dalton, Herbert F., Jr.
This report describes the development, mission, activities, funding, and administrative process of the Education Resources Institute's Higher Education Information Center. The Center, serving Boston and other Massachusetts communities, provides information on the educational opportunities and the availability of student financial aid, as well as encouragement and assistance in the application process, to those students and their families who would otherwise not be able to participate in higher education. Among the Center's services are various youth programs; programs for women who have lost their primary source of financial support through death, separation, or divorce; and a library drop-in service and career learning line. The Center also publishes numerous materials on such subjects as career guidance, locating funding sources, college preparation, and the transition from high school to college. Collaboration is a primary activity of the Center, and tips for building collaborative efforts are listed. In addition, operational and funding aspects of running Center programs and the Center itself are discussed. Finally, the report examines the various considerations and steps required in order to develop such a Center in other communities. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Information, Career Education, Career Information Systems, College Admission, Cooperative Programs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Libraries, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid
The Education Research Institute, 330 Stuart Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116-5237 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Plan for Social Excellence, Inc., New York, NY.; Education Resources Inst., Boston, MA.