ERIC Number: ED225484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Cut Backs in Federal Financial Aid. SAIR Conference Paper.
Yi, Peggy S.; And Others
The impact of federal aid cutbacks on enrollment at West Virginia University (WVU) was studied. The total amount awarded to WVU students in each program and the average award, along with the number of students applying for each federal aid program, were assessed for 1981-1982 and 1982-1983. In addition, the students who applied but did not receive financial aid in 1982-1983 were matched in the fall 1982 student enrollment file, and a determination was made on whether they would have been eligible for financial aid based on the 1981-1982 regulations. Total dollars in federal aid declined 27 percent from the previous year, and each aid program decreased in amount by 25-35 percent, except for the College Work-Study Program and the National Direct Student Loan Program (NDSL). The average amount awarded per student, however, did increase slightly. The number of aid applicants to federal programs fell 26 percent from 1981. It appears that overall the federal cutbacks had little immediate impact on the institution, since enrollment increased. Possible reasons for this finding include WVU's low tuition and fees and the school's high payback percentage on NDSLs. The five federal student financial aid programs are described, and changes in funding are indicated. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: College Work Study Program; National Direct Student Loan Program; SAIR Conference; West Virginia University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-29, 1982).