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Manning, Robert D.; Kirshak, Ray – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2005
Professors John M. Barron and Michael E. Staten's article in Vol. 34, No. 3 of this journal, "Usage of Credit Cards Received through College Student-Marketing Programs," purports to "provide benchmark measures of college student credit card usage." Based on empirical analyses of proprietary industry data, they conclude that "There is no…
Descriptors: Young Adults, College Students, Undergraduate Study, Credit (Finance)
Staten, Michael E.; Barron, John M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2005
According to the authors, the comments offered by Robert Manning and Ray Kirshak in this issue of the "Journal of Student Financial Aid" (pp. 39-48) are designed to leave the reader with the impression that their paper "Usage of Credit Cards Received through College Student-Marketing Programs" ("Journal of Student Financial Aid," 2004) was nothing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Undergraduate Study, Credit (Finance)
Streeter, Richard B. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1980
The needs of the nontraditional learner, particularly access to postsecondary education, are not being met, and one barrier is unmet financial need. One solution is to increase the awareness of the nontraditional learner of alternative resources which may reduce his/her need and allow institutions to better allocate their funds. (MLW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Financial Needs, Higher Education
Meyerson, Ely – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1981
Although financial aid staff feel they are treated as second-class citizens, they are seen as their own worst enemy. Some recommendations to improve the profession include: avoid use of jargon, reduce use of forms, promote the consolidation of loan activities, establish goals and objectives, and improve organizational development. (MLW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Bureaucracy, Efficiency, Higher Education
McKenzie, Douglas – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1981
Student employment, it is suggested, may have a surprising effect on student retention. Two studies that confirm the potential impact that employment can have on student persistence are discussed. Financial aid officers may consider altering traditional awarding strategies regarding college work-study eligibility. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Eligibility, Enrollment, Higher Education
Frishberg, Ellen – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1996
A college financial aid administrator argues that good student loan programs are being discontinued because of politics and territoriality, and calls on the banking industry to enter into a more productive partnership with higher education, families, and associations to solve some of the problems of student loan financing and develop good public…
Descriptors: Banking, Economic Change, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship
Daniel, Georgia M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1989
An overview of the status of minority participation in education and other aspects of American life is given, and various strategies the financial aid administrator can use to respond to the special needs of the minority students of the twenty-first century are discussed. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups
Vignoul, Edmond – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1995
The University of Oregon's financial aid director describes the success of the Federal Direct Student Loan program in its first year at the institution. No significant program disadvantages were experienced, and its advantages included flexibility of administration, ease of data management with the servicer, decrease in office workload, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Role, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Bob, Sharon – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1995
Department of Education regulations and initiatives designed to address problems of fraud, abuse, and loan default in federal student aid programs are examined. The scope and intrusiveness of some recent regulations are criticized, and unintended effects are noted, including increased administrative burdens on all institutions. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Role, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Stampen, Jacob O. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1984
The state of evaluation is reviewed and it is suggested that problems lie not only in the political advocacy process through which policy is made, but also in the way evaluators have approached their tasks and presented their results. A project at the University of Wisconsin--Madison is described. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Lobbying
Moulton, Walter H. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1980
Changes in the payment and reporting procedures of the Basic Educational Opportunity Grants are proposed. Removing the Student Eligibility Report (SER) as a payment device is advocated. The SER is useful as an acknowledgement form to the applicant, a data correction device, and a document to begin validation efforts. (MLW)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Curtis, Grant E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1980
Both parents of aid applicants have the primary obligation to contribute to their children's educational expenses before public and private funds are awarded. It is suggested that Basic Grant, state agencies, and national services should change their instructions, and that government agencies need central collection and analysis of each parent's…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Divorce, Eligibility, Financial Support
Pollack, Edward E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1996
The debate over the future of the student loan program has often been so rancorous that it obscures rather than illuminates the issues. The college student loan program of the future will be characterized by the acute need for excellent customer service, dependence on advanced communications technology, and intense competition among service…
Descriptors: Competition, Consumer Protection, Economic Change, Futures (of Society)
Biklen, Stephen C. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1996
It is argued that rising costs and declining federal student loan programs highlight the key role of the in-school interest subsidy in educational finance. Six possible scenarios are outlined, each differentially balancing indirect/direct lending and government/private involvement. Professionals are urged to find a program that serves students, is…
Descriptors: Banking, Economic Change, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
Flint, Thomas A. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1991
A review of the history of regulation in federal student financial aid programs indicates dramatic change and growth in the last three decades. Regulations of particular importance to aid administrators are highlighted, and two conclusions about recurring concern for the deservedness of aid recipients are drawn. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Federal Programs
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