ERIC Number: ED195015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Tuition Assistance and Income Neutrality in College Choice: The Case of New York's Tuition Assistance Program.
Shaut, William E.; Goettel, Robert J.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether family income is associated with student choice of higher cost versus lower cost colleges. Family income, level of Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award, and selected personal characteristics of a sample of 4,500 TAP recipients were examined to determine attendance patterns at 11 public and independent degree-granting institutions in New York. The study's major finding was that constraints imposed by family income do not significantly influence choice of institution when TAP recipients are accepted at two or more institutions with varying cost characteristics. The student demand questionnaire is included in an appendix. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: NTS Research Corp., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Tuition Assistance Program (New York)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Appendix A may be marginally legible.