ERIC Number: ED394434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-9
Direct, Need-based, Student Financial Grant Aid Policy on Enrollment Trends at Institutions of Higher Education: the Prospect for Determining the Effect of State Policy.
This study examines what is known about the changing impact of both federal and states' direct, need-based, student financial grant aid policies. The author then develops recommendations for further research to evaluate the effectiveness of specific state policies to compensate for a reduced Federal role in support of higher education access, especially for students in or near poverty. Critical terms used in grant aid decisions are defined, and a literature review of the subject is presented, including college choice factors and enrollment patterns, that reveals that very little assessment of the impact of these policy changes has been done. (Contains approximately 60 references.) (Author/NAV)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Paying for College, Policy Formation, State Aid, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-13, 1996).