ERIC Number: ED053655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Expense Budgets of Self-Supporting Students 1967-68 and 1968-69.
Horch, Dwight H.
In December 1967, the College Scholarship Service launched an experimental program for need analysis of students who might be independent of support from their parents. In response to the announcement, 434 colleges and universities indicated their interest in using the data collection document, the Student's Confidential Statement (SCS), as well as central computation services of CSS. In 1968-69, 995 institutions used the SCS. This paper presents a summary of expenses reported by persons who filed SCSs with CSS during the first 2 years of the program. These expense budgets are compared with 2 independently constructed budgets and, as a result of the comparison, national and regional moderate budget standards are suggested for use in assessing needs of self-supporting students. Procedures are also suggested for financial aid officers who wish to construct local budgets for self-supporting students. The closing pages of this report present selected percentiles by family status category for each SCS expense item. (JS)
Descriptors: Costs, Educational Finance, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Financial Support, Higher Education, Scholarships, Student Needs
College Scholarship Service, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.