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2—The Daily Collegian Tuesday, April 10, 1984
Grant scarcity makes many sign dotted line on loans
By ANITA J. KATZ
Collegian Staff Writer
A scarcity of higher education grants has
pressured more students to take out student
loans, University President Bryce Jordan
told members of Congress last week.
"Higher education costs are increasingly
.squeezing families who are attempting to
support their children's postsecondary edu
cation," Jordan said in a presentation be
fore the House Subcommittee on
Postsecondary Education. "Because of the
scarcity of grant dollars, our students wits .
documented financial need are turning to
loans to finance their education," he said in
Jordan said more than one half of the
University's students participating in the
National Direct Student Loan program must
also borrow from the Guaranteed Student
Loan program to meet their education costs.
Testimony from Jordan and other univer
sity presidents came before the committee
during a hearing concerned with the reau
thorization of the Higher Education Act of
The act, which outlines government aid to
several higher education programs, is
scheduled to expire in September 1985. A bill
to replace the act was introduced by Rep.
Paul Simon, house committee chairman,
during March and hearings on the bill began
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U.S. Rep. William F. Clinger, R-central
Pa., said the bill "looks like it contains some
fairly sweeping and some good
Clinger said he supports the bill but that it
will likely undergo many changes before it
is presented to Congress for a vote.
Several of the changes Simon has pro
posed are concerned with the student aid
programs under Title IV of the act.
Title IV funds include: Pell Grants, Guar
anteed Student Loans, National Direct Stu
dent Loans, College Work-Study and
Supplemental Education Opportunity
Under Simon's proposal, the Pell Grant
program would be maintained and the max
imum award amount would be raised to $3,-
000 per year. A cost of living adjustment
would increase award amounts annually in
relation to the rises in the Consumer Price
Index. The grants, which now cover up to 50
percent of tuition costs, would also be ex
tended to cover up to 75 percent of tuition,
fees and required books.
Students would be eligible for grants for
five years as undergraduates and for their
first year of graduate or professional school.
Jordan said he is pleased with the com
mittee's "intiative to incorporate inflation
adjustments into the Pell Grant formula"
but that the proposed programs still does
not represent student costs accurately. Jor
dan said a University survey showed that
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Gamma Sigma Sigma meeting, 6:30 p.m., Room 75 Willard.
Circle K Club meeting, 7 p.m., Room 319 HUB.
Student Union Board meeting, 7 p.m., Room 307 HUB.
P.S. Students For Life meeting, 7 p.m., Room 318 HUB.
P.S. Science Fiction Society meeting, 7 p.m., Room 304 Boucke.
Phi Beta Lambda meeting, 7 p.m., Room 445 Davey Lab.
World'Agriculture Service Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 112 Armsby
College Democrats meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 308 Willard.
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students' costs ' for room and board are
greater than those given in Pell grant "at
A proposed change in the allotment for
mula for the College Work-Study program
would link the allotments institutions re
ceived for the program to the number of Pell
grants and Guaranteed Student Loans made
to students at the institutions the previous
Changes in the GSL program include the
elimination of a fiVe percent origination fee
made to lenders, and a provision to make
interest rates on GSLs and unsubsidized
loans sensitive to rising and falling Trea
sury bill rates.
Maximum loan amounts would increase
so undergraduate students could borrow up
to $3,000 per year and graduate students
could borrow up to $7,000 per year. Parent
borrowers would be permitted to borrow
their parent contribution in unsubsidized
PLUS loans (Parent Loans for Undergrad
Students would also be given the option of
consolidating their student loans, prior to
entering repayment, with a lender holding
any one of the outstanding loans or with the
Student Loan Marketing Association. Re
payment periods may be extended from 10
to 15 years.
Eligiblity for loans would not extend to
students with family incomes more than
$65,000 a year.
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3 West Central 1 Hamilton Lounge,
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5 Northwest YMCA, 412 W. College
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7 East 4 Pollock Dining Hall, Room 129
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le West 2 Our Lady of Victory School,
Room 101, 800 Westerly Parkway
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19 Southeast Elementary. School, Front
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John Brugel, director of the University
Office of Student Aid, said he disagrees with
the proposed eligibility ceiling for GSLs.
"If a family has an income of $65,000, has
10 kids and four of them are in college, they
are still a needy family," he said.
The bill proposes an institutional block
grant that would merge three student assis
tance programs: National Direct Student
Loans, Supplemental Education Opportuni
ty Grants and State Student Incentive
Grants. Institutions would have the discre
tion to make grants, extend or expand
awards under the work-study program, or
establish an institutionally based loan pro
gram. . .
Brugel said he is also not in favor of the
block grant proposal
The block grant, an approach fostered by
President Reagan, "becomes a consolidated
target for budget cuts," Brugel said. Having
several aid programs reduces the likelihood
of funding reductions, he said.
"We would be in favor of (the block grant)
if there was some assurance of funding,"
The bill proposes that allocations to insti
tutions for the grant be based on the same
allotment formula as proposed for the work
study program: Institutions would be guar
anteed to receive a grant equal to what they
received for the three programs in fiscal
Jordan said that during the 1983-84 aca-
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attending eight workshops.
Bangkok 'traffic children'
a growing problem in city
Associated Press Writer
BANGKOK, Thailand Eleven
hours a day six days a week, 9-year
old Srimon Maliwan and five of her
brothers and sisters dart through
several lanes of heavy traffic at a
shopping district intersection selling
newspapers to motorists.
They are among the hundreds of
"traffic children" who peddle papers,
flowers, mats and other items in the
streets of Bangkok and pose a grow
ing social problem for city authori
Officials fear that if no solution is
found soon, hundreds more such chil
dren many of them exploited by
their parents and others will take
to the streets in search of a living.
"What these children are doing is
illegal," said Akom Sorasuchart, a
member of a special legislative com
mittee on traffic children.
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demic year, total documented financial
need for undergraduates at the University
was $99.8 million.
However, after all existing aid sources
had been taken into account, unmet need for
students totaled $22.8 million, forcing stu
dents to "take on frequently alarming loan
burdens," he said.
Jordan also said increasing numbers of
graduate students are turning to loans to
finance their education. In the last three
years, the number of graduates using loans
has increased 34 percent, he said.
Jordan said graduate student access to
Title IV funds should be increased to encour
age graduate students to continue their
education and not be pulled towards indus
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`Higher education costs
squeezing families who
are attempting to support
—University President Bryce
A survey taken by the Social Wel
fare Department in February 1983
found there were 421 children 5 to 18
years old working• the city streets, a
third of them 12 or under.
Random surveys by the depart
ment also found that almost 11 per
cent of the children have never
Officials say that because child
labor is deeply, ingrained into the
economy of Thailand, the traffic chil
dren problem cannot be tackled sim
ply by enforcing the•laws, which bar
the employment of children under 12
and prohibit selling on the streets.
In a recent meeting, the traffic
children committee decided to even
tually approach all the unemployed
parents and offer them work so their
children can attend school.
The committee also proposed that
children already in school be allowed
to continue selling if they agree to be
trained in other work.
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