ERIC Number: ED172624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The Institutional Share of Undergraduate Financial Assistance, 1976-77. Higher Education Panel Report, Number 42.
Gomberg, Irene L.; Atelsek, Frank J.
The types and sources of financial assistance provided to undergraduate students by their institutions during 1976-77 were investigated as part of a survey conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE). A sample of 760 colleges and universities that comprise ACE's Higher Education Panel were asked to report the amounts and kinds of institutionally-funded aid provided to undergraduates. This encompassed all aid from private sources distributed exclusively by the institution. Public institutions included their state or local appropriations earmarked for student aid at the institutional or system level. The survey results indicate that during 1976-77 undergraduate students received more than $5.1 billion of their own funds to aid undergraduate students. Of this institutional assistance, 56 percent was provided as grants or scholarships, 36 percent as wages for student employment, and 8 percent as loans. More than 2 million students received some form of assistance from their institutions, averaging $454 in the public sector and $1,366 in the private sector per aided undergraduate. For 600,000 undergraduates, their institutions were the only providers of financial aid. Data are tabulated by the type and source of student aid, dependent undergraduate family incomes, and institution type. The survey instrument is appended. (BH)
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Family Income, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Role, Questionnaires, Scholarships, State Aid, Statistical Analysis, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Needs, Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Universities, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.
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