ERIC Number: ED190016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Student Aid Recipients at Independent Colleges and Universities, 1978-79. Public Policy Monograph Series, Vol. 2, Issue 1, January 1980.
Fadil, Virginia Ann; Minter, W. John
A national study of student aid recipients during the 1978-79 academic year was undertaken to prepare for policy discussions on federal aid programs for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The report focuses on the characteristics of students receiving aid and the typical patterns of packaging financial aid for students in independent colleges and universities. Among the highlights are these: 58 percent of all undergraduates in independent colleges and universities received some form of financial aid. Parental income determined the range of schools to which students had access. The lower the family income, the larger the student's unmet financial need, despite availability of a variety of aid programs. Independent school undergraduate aid recipients had the highest unmet need, averaging $615 per student. The average parental contribution as a percentage of total student expenses ranged from 4.9 percent (for the $0 to $6,000 income group) to 77 percent (over $36,000 income). Need-based grants ranged from an average of 49.2 to 12.1 percent of total expenses for those income groups. Lower income groups received this aid primarily from state and federal programs, while higher income groups received it primarily from institutional funds. On the average, students supplied one-third of total college expenses, though upper-income students bore a greater self-help burden. Data tables accompany the survey analysis. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Students, Family Income, Higher Education, National Surveys, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Needs Assessment, Parent Financial Contribution, Private Colleges, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Tables (Data), Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
Office of Research, National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 503, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.