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Page 8-Friday, February 15, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Brandeis University
JACOB HIATT
INSITUTE IN, ISRAEL
What does it offer you?
* a semester of study in Israel in the Fall term
* coursework in English on the poliiical, economic and
social development of Israel and in its language,
hisfory and archaeology
* a strong program of Hebrew language study
" important internship opportunities in social service
agencies in Jerusalem
* field trips, study trips, interviews with prominent
Israelis, a kibbutz visit
* financial aid is available
Application deadline: March 15
For further information, see your Study
Abroad advisor or write:
Office of International Programs
Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts 02254
(617) 647-2422
Brandeis University adnits students ofrany race. color national
or ethnic origin. sex. age or handicap to all its programs and
activities

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By JOYCE FRIEDEN
Three days of hard work by 100
students and federal education officers
in Washington, D.C. could result in
more financial aid being given to
college students, and three University
students hope to be instrumental in
making it happen.
The three local students-Ann Arbor
Councilman Ken Latta (D-FirsttWard),
Margaret Cobb, and Zina Smith-will
attend a conference on "Students About
Educational Opportunities" to be held
Feb. 21-23 in the nation's capital. The
goal of the conference, according to
Latta, a political science graduate
student, is to find ways to make
students more aware of the financial
aid opportunities available to them.
"ONLY 50 per cent of high school
graduates go on to any kind of post-
secondary education, and this includes
technical schools as well as college,"
Latta explained. "The biggest barrier
in getting postsecondary education is
lack of financial aid." Latta is a
member of the National Student
Educational Fund (NSEF), the group

that is coordinating the conference.
Latta seems to feel that the problems
facing University applicants for
financial aid are not unique. "The
problems facing University students
applying for financial aid are similar
across the nation-inadequate staffing
of offices and inadequate access to
information. One big problem is that
students don't have any direct control
over these services," he said.
Cobb, an LSA senior and former
financial aid officer, agrees with Latta
that students are often ignorant about
aid programs for which they are
eligible. "Students would talk to me and
then say, 'I've never heard of that
program before' or 'I didn't know I
could get that,"' she said.
COBB EXPLAINED that the
nationwide conference is a good way for
students from different colleges to
exchange ideas and learn new ways to
hkelp students obtain financial aid. "By
sharing this information we can come
backs (to our own colleges) with a
greater wealth of ideas," she said.
.Cobb said she is also interested in the
aid problems facing so-called "non-
traditional" students. These students
are usually 25 or older, married with
children, and have decided tok come
back to school to train for higher paying
jobs. According to Cobb, these people
pose particular problems when it
comes to disseminating information
because, unlike high school students,
there is no method to distribute
information to all of them.
Cobb emphasized that the University

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she said.
SZINA SMITH sa
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financial aid
its concerns. "All eligible students experiencing major
financial aid are- delay or failure in receiving funds.
blems occurring at . Conference participants will discuss
When we go to this the. effectiveness of a nationwide
ashington, we'll have advertising campaign launched last
to talk with students year to advise students to use caution in
rsities and learn how filling out the forms.
th similar problems," The language used in the forms is one
aid she has a different of the main sources of confusion,
d concern to take with according to Latta. "Parts of the form
.ference.tAs apeerare written using language beyond the
thrn Qad, Smih hpesr twelfth grade level," he said. "It's a
th conferene with ap matter of putting it in a form people can
he conference with a read."
w to assist students in Cobb also cited language as a
deral aid applications, problem for applicants. "The forms try
ittle training to better to be general enough to apply to most
ing program we have groups of people," Cobb said. "But
aid. "The way the because circumstances vary from

'Only 50 per cent of high

school graduates go on to

any kind of post-secondary education, and this in-
cludes technical schools as well as college. The biggest
barrier in getting post-secondary education is lack oA
financial aid.'
-Ken Latta, Ann Arbor City Councilman and
delegate to financial aid conference

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ALL YOU CAN EAT FOR $3.00

counseling program is set up now, all
'we can do is to help students fill out the
applications ... it would be nice if we
could just see students to help them
with the 'little things,' like finding out
the status of their applications," she
added.
The problem of students filling out
forms incorrectly will be another
subject discussed at the conference.
According tok NSEF literature, the
rate of errors in filling out financial aid
forms is currently 34 per cent, which
translates into over a million and a half

person to person, people don't always
know how they fit into the categories
defined on the form." The federal
government is currently considering
consolidating the applications for all,
federal aid programs into one form.
Latta explained that filling out the.
'forms was one area in which sharing
information between colleges could
prove useful. He noted that students in
California and Minnesota who have
developed booklets on how to fill out the
forms correctly.

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