ERIC Number: ED411757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-15
Management of the Student Aid Delivery System. Hearing on Examining Proposed Legislation Authorizing Funds for Programs of the Higher Education Act, Focusing on Student Aid Delivery Systems, of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This seventh hearing in a series related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act focused on the management structure of the Office of Postsecondary Education and the financial aid delivery system. In the opening statement, Chairman James M. Jeffords reported that the current system is outdated and inefficient and indicated that the committee was considering proposals for change that ranged from a performance-based system to privatizing student aid delivery. Testimony was given by David A. Longanecker and Betsy Hicks of the Department of Education who noted progress made in managing student financial aid programs and addressed changes still to come. Other witnesses included Brian Fitzgerald of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (Washington, D.C.); Cornelia M. Blanchette of the U.S. General Accounting Office; Judith Flink, University of Illinois; Barmak Nassirian, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (Washington, D.C.); and Barbara Tornow, Boston University (Massachusetts) who all testified on the inadequacy of the present financial aid delivery system and its management structure. The document also contains transcripts of oral discussions and prepared statements by Senators John Warner (Virginia) and Christopher Dodd (Connecticut). (CH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Higher Education, Management Systems, Organizational Climate, Organizational Effectiveness, Paying for College, Politics of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Financial Aid
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV