The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education

The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education

by Michael S. McPherson, Morton Owen Schapiro

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The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education by Michael S. McPherson, Morton Owen Schapiro

"This is a wonderful book. The authors' many years of thinking about admissions and financial aid policies and their econometric research on the topic provide the foundations for a nontechnical book that addresses many of the fundamental issues facing society, federal and state government, individual institutions, and students and their families."—Ronald Ehrenberg, Cornell University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691005362
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/03/1999
Series: The William G. Bowen Series , #31
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael S. McPherson is President of Macalester College. Morton Owen Schapiro is Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Introduction1
1Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent: Student Aid in the U.S. System of Higher Education Finance5
2Changing the Rules: The New Strategic Role of Student Aid15
Pt. 2Student Aid and Educational Opportunity: Are We Keeping College Affordable?23
3Prices and Aid: The Growing Burden on Families25
4Access: Student Response to Higher Prices - and Higher Returns37
5Choice: How Ability to Pay Affects College Options42
6The Future of College Affordability49
Pt. 3Student Aid and Institutional Strategy53
7Student Aid in Institutional Finance55
8How Government Aid Shapes Colleges' Behavior81
9Student Aid as a Competitive Weapon91
Pt. 4The Special Case of Merit Aid105
10Merit Aid: Its Place in History and Its Role in Society107
11The Institutional Perspective116
12The Student Perspective122
13Conclusion: Merit Aid - Good or Bad?130
Pt. VThe Future of Student Aid133
14Where Do We Go from Here?135
Notes145
Bibliography153
Index157

What People are Saying About This

Ronald Ehrenberg, Cornell University

This is a wonderful book. The authors' many years of thinking about admissions and financial aid policies and their econometric research on the topic provide the foundations for a nontechnical book that addresses many of the fundamental issues facing society, federal and state government, individual institutions, and students and their families.

Ronald Ehrenberg

This is a wonderful book. The authors' many years of thinking about admissions and financial aid policies and their econometric research on the topic provide the foundations for a nontechnical book that addresses many of the fundamental issues facing society, federal and state government, individual institutions, and students and their families.

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