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Case, Karl E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers his proposal to simplify and unify the need analysis used in the Pell grant program and other federal need-based student aid to be useful and well designed, avoiding some common political considerations as it improves procedures and increases equity. The alternative cost-saving aspects of…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education
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Heffrom, Mark – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers his proposal to simplify need analysis in Pell grants and other federal need-based student aid as ignoring important considerations. It is suggested that a single formula will be difficult to derive until a coherent philosophy of needs analysis and specific current purpose for the grant…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs
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Case, Joe Paul – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers a proposal to simplify need analysis in Pell grants and other federal need-based student aid as having merit but threatening serious financial harm to many current Pell grant recipients and their institutions. It is argued that focus on budgetary advantages ignores potential dislocations…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs
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Davis, Jerry Sheehan – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers a proposal to simplify need analysis in Pell grants and other federal need-based student aid as a good start toward getting policymakers to achieve more consistent assessments of student financial need, but more work by many parties to create a system producing more realistic need…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs
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Wolanin, Thomas R – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers a proposal to simplify and unify need analysis in Pell grants and other federal need-based student aid as appropriate. It is also argued that a single need analysis is needed because the complexity of the existing systems is a barrier to achieving the programs' central goal. (MSE)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs
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Fischer, Frederick J. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1991
Four general "fairness criteria" are presented for evaluating student financial aid award rules. Application to current Pell Grant rules indicated violation of two of the criteria. Recommendations include replacing the "percent-of-cost" rule with a "percent-of-need" standard, developing a broader class of rules, and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Grants, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid)
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Rhind, Constance – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1993
The impacts of legislated changes in both program recipients and federal costs of the Pell Grant Program are analyzed, such as the resulting numbers of dependent and independent recipients. These include the changes in award amounts received by students and the effects of particular new provisions of the grant program on its costs. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Students, Costs, Dependents
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Turner, Charles – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1997
Comparison of federal need-analysis formulas for student financial aid in 1992-93 and 1993-94 focused on elimination of home/farm equity from calculations, parent contributions, and Pell Grant awards. Results suggest higher unmet need and lower Pell Grant awards, and imply that the most needy students may lose gift assistance to more affluent…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Economics, Federal Programs, Higher Education
Duncan, Ronald J. – Metas, 1981
Examines the role of higher education in the Puerto Rican society and economy. Discusses the impetus federal assistance has provided to low income Puerto Rican students, especially through the Pell Grant. Analyzes the relationship between educational and employment attainment levels. (APM)
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Employment Level
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Mensel, Frank – Community and Junior College Journal, 1982
Reviews the history and impact of Pell Grants. Provides Senator Pell's assessment of the nation's ability to sustain its commitment to postsecondary educational access. Discusses the Education for Economic Security Act, which would fund employment-based training in high technologies. Feels current cutbacks jeopardize gains made in providing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid
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