ERIC Number: ED394370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
State Student Financial Aid. Report and Recommendations.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This report presents the results of a review of all state student financial aid programs in Florida and presents recommendations concerning program consolidation. The review was designed to address a variety of aid-related issues, including unexpended financial aid resources, program consolidation, budget request and aid distribution procedures, eligibility criteria, and a potential new lottery-funded program. Nineteen specific recommendations are outlined, including proposals to: (1) allow the consolidated student financial assistance trust fund to carry over a limited amount of its annual appropriation; (2) consolidate and simplify student eligibility criteria; (3) require all state-funded student aid programs to adopt minimum academic and financial need standards for eligibility; (4) eliminate the requirement that only non-profit institutions may participate in the Florida Work Study Program; (5) curtail increases in merit-based aid or increase need-based aid; (6) include a financial needs test in the state's merit-based aid programs; and (7) phase in over a 4-year period any lottery-funded scholarship program adopted by the state. Two appendixes provide tabular data and information on the activities of the Florida Statewide Task Force on Student Financial Aid. (MDM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Higher Education, Merit Scholarships, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, State Agencies, State Aid, State Programs, State Standards, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Work Study Programs
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 224 Collins Bldg., Dept. of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida