By Rupert Wilkinson
From the 1st scholarship donated to Harvard in 1643 to modern international of "enrollment administration" and federal supplies and loans, the writer offers a full of life social and fiscal historical past of the conflicting reasons of scholar relief and makes proposals for the long run. His study for this e-book relies on files and interviews at 131 private and non-private associations around the United States.In the phrases of Joe Paul Case, Dean and Director of economic relief, Amherst university, "Wilkinson has mined the information of dozens of associations to create a mosaic that info the development of pupil the help of the seventeenth century to the current. He supplies specific realization to the origins of need-based suggestions, from the charitable benevolence of early faculties to the regulation-laden regulations of the government. He supplies due attention to institutional motive--he demanding situations the egalitarian platitudes of prosperous schools and questions the countervailing marketplace and monetary forces that can imperil need-based relief at much less aggressive associations. via drawing on rankings of non-public interviews and exchanges of correspondence with reduction practitioners, Wilkinson fleshes out fresh a long time, assisting the reader to appreciate new traits within the provision of aid."
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Right up to the 1930s, college administrators depicted rich students as frivolous, poor ones as serious. 36 When this pattern changed after the GI Bill generation, it did so for two reasons, operating on different social-class levels, though both reflected the growing size and importance of higher education. As more of the population went to college, higher education drew in a greater range of ability among lower-income students, most of whom would not have gone to college at all in earlier years.
2 Aid in History: Who Got It, What Shaped It The Reach of Student Aid The history of the reach of student aid involves two sets of questions. First, how big was grant aid in different periods, compared with student expenses and college budgets (most aid before the 1940s was college aid), and what proportions of students got it? Secondly, who got the aid, and how adequately? We will focus here on grant aid and socioeconomic groups. Answers to these questions can only be tentative because the data are spotty.
It is particularly American in its individualist thrust—helping individuals to get on. So far the purposes behind student aid may seem clear enough, but motivations are not always so simple, and one motive may mask another. Since the 1950s, for example, elite-college presidents’ annual reports Setting the Record Straight 19 and fund-raising literature have often justified student aid less in terms of social justice than as a way of removing the financial barriers to getting good students and reaping the educational benefits of a diverse study student body.
Aiding Students, Buying Students: Financial Aid in America by Rupert Wilkinson