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Improving Federal Student Aid Availability
A discussion of approaches for making higher education more affordable, with an emphasis on financial aid.
# 96424 | 3,672 words | 14 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 08, 2007 in Education (Higher) , Economics (General)

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This paper presents an extensive discussion of past and present student financial aid programs in the US. The author cites relevant literature that calls for improvement in the current system. Several specific programs and proposals are addressed. Current legislation for financial aid reform is also highlighted. In particular, the author details the differences between grants and loans, and how they affect low income families. The paper concludes that individuals and society benefit economically and socially from higher education. This ideal can materialize only if education supersedes politics.

Table of Contents:
Higher Up
Goal to Superseding Politics
The Case Today
Paramount Concerns
Results and Recommendations
The Door to Higher Education

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burd, Stephen. (2006). Plenty of Ideas About Student Aid, but No Road Map. Government & Politics Volume 53, Issue 2, Page A40. Retrieved 4 December 2006 from: bin/printable.cgi?article=
  • Camara, W. J. & Kimmel, E. W. (Eds.). (2005). Choosing Students: Higher Education Admissions Tools for the 21st Century. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Chitty, Haley. (2006, June 1). "High access, low priority: the rhetoric related to the importance of student aid does not match reality.(FINANCIAL AID)", University Business.
  • Curs, Bradley R.. (2006, July 1). "HOPE for the Pell? Institutional effects in the intersection of merit-based and need-based aid.(Georgia's Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally scholarship)(Pell Program)", Southern Economic Journal.
  • Dervarics, Charles. (2005, December 15.). "Stopping the raid on student aid: higher education = leaders call on lawmakers to use Pell Grant surplus to expand the program, rather than divert funds to other projects.", Diverse Issues in Higher Education..

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