ERIC Number: EJ742110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
"A Favored Child of the State": Federal Student Aid at Ohio Colleges and Universities, 1934-1943
Bower, Kevin P.
History of Education Quarterly, v44 n3 p364-387 Fall 2004
Higher education scholars are familiar with the close relationship between American higher education and the federal government after World War II. The G.I. Bill and Cold War concerns for maintaining the nation's technological advantage made the federal government the major benefactor of postsecondary growth. The seismic shifts of that era, though, tend to overshadow earlier developing ties between the federal government and the colleges and, more specifically, the roots of direct federal aid to college students. In this article, the author seeks to redress that problem by exploring the subtle ways that federal aid became integrated into the visions and plans of the leaders of American higher education in the years prior to World War II. By examining New Deal Era college aid at a variety of institutions of higher education in the state of Ohio, one can uncover how the earlier courtship between the federal government and the colleges helped clear the way for later, more profound changes. (Contains 1 table and 69 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Educational History, College Administration, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Government Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio