Federal Student Aid Need Analysis System: Background, Description, and Legislative Action

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A federal need analysis system underlies the annual allocation of billions
of dollars (more than $73 billion in FY2005) in student financial aid supported by
Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) (P.L. 89-329, as amended). The system
has regularly been characterized by many as too complex, creating a barrier for
students seeking financial assistance, especially low-income students. This report provides an overview of the federal need analysis system, including a discussion of recent legislative changes and proposals.

Creator(s): Mercer, Charmaine
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 3, 2006
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 3, 2006
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Description:

A federal need analysis system underlies the annual allocation of billions
of dollars (more than $73 billion in FY2005) in student financial aid supported by
Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) (P.L. 89-329, as amended). The system
has regularly been characterized by many as too complex, creating a barrier for
students seeking financial assistance, especially low-income students. This report provides an overview of the federal need analysis system, including a discussion of recent legislative changes and proposals.

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11 Pages.

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