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Research Paper | Social Science | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019
Evaluation of the Bidikmisi Program: Aid for Education Costs from the Indonesian Government for disadvantaged Undergraduate Students
Abstract: This article is the result of a study on evaluation of the Bidikmisi program at Padjadjaran University, West Java Province, Indonesia. The Bidikmisi program is a product of public policy that is implemented in scholarship assistance for disadvantaged students with performance requirements. The purpose of this study is to describe the evaluation of processes, inputs and outputs to find out whether the program has been implemented in accordance with the policies made and whether the program can be achieved according to the objectives of the policy. The research method used is a qualitative approach, to obtain detailed and in-depth data on internal policies of the institution (input), implementation of the program flow (process), and the impact or benefits felt by the beneficiaries (output) through in-depth interviews and non-participatory observation. The informants from the study were Bidikmisi program boards on campuses and recipient students. The results of the study showed that in the input program, campus had a set of recipient selection rules and a mechanism for distributing aid made so that the program could run according to the directions of the Government. In the distribution process, when the education and living expenses were given by the government. The University immediately distributed the money through banks appointed by the government to students. In evaluating output it is known that this program has provided benefits and increased academic and non-academic achievements for students. However, some obstacles that still occur are assistance that is often late, so communication between the university and the government is necessary.
Keywords: Bidikmisi Program, Social Policy, program evaluation
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,
Pages: 1112 - 1118