ERIC Number: ED415762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Hearing on H.R. 6, The Higher Education Amendments of 1998. Hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session (York, PA, January 28, 1997).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
These hearings were concerned with the authorization of the Higher Education Act 1998 amendments. The hearing focused on affordability of postsecondary education, simplifying the student financial aid system, and academic quality for students. The document reports testimony of representatives of professional associations and Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions. Some of the views expressed included: the need to simplify the application process and eligibility for Title IV student financial aid programs; the need to continue equal access to Title IV funds for private career schools; the Pell Grant Program as the primary source of financial assistance for community college students; the confusion and wasted time caused by frequent regulatory changes and excessive communications to colleges by the Department of Education; the desirability of reviewing the current needs analysis system to determine whether all relevant data are being used to calculate the expected family contribution; campus-based aid programs (College Work-Study, Perkins Loans, and Student Educational Opportunity Grants) that are crucial for students who wish to attend independent colleges; and the various performance outcome measures that should be used in addition to loan default rates to ensure the educational quality and accountability of colleges. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Financial Aid Applicants, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Parent Financial Contribution, Private Colleges, State Universities, Student Costs, 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. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program