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ERIC Number: ED436299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-30
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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The Postsecondary Financial Aid System: Potential Strategies for Early Care and Education.
Vast, Teresa
In the United States, the family is regarded as primarily responsible for financing the education and care of children under age 5 as well as the education of offspring in postsecondary education, with the intervening years of education publicly funded and considered the responsibility of society at large. This paper describes the student financial aid system for postsecondary education and identifies strategies with potential for financing an equitable, accessible system of high quality early childhood education and care. Presented in four major sections, the paper reviews the purposes and sources of financial aid; describes the delivery system, focusing on how financial need is determined; discusses accreditation as an indicator of quality in financial aid funding; and explores the potential implications of the postsecondary financial aid model for financing quality early care and education programs. (Contains 52 endnotes.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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