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Description - The Student Aid Game by Michael S. McPherson

Student aid in higher education is a controversial issue. This book explains how both colleges and governments are struggling to cope with a rapidly changing marketplace and show how sound policies can help preserve the strengths and remedy the weaknesses of American higher education. The book offers a detailed look at how undergraduate education is financed in the United States, highlighting differences across sectors and for students of differing family backgrounds. It reviews the implications of recent financing trends for access to, and choice of undergraduate college, and gauges the implications of these national trends for the future of college opportunity. The book also examines how student aid fits into college budgets, how aid and pricing decisions are shaped by government higher education policies and how competition has radically reshaped the way in which colleges think. In addition, the attractions and pitfalls of merit aid are considered from the viewpoint of students, institutions and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691005362
ISBN-10: 0691005362
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael S. McPherson

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.

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