ERIC Number: ED242246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Estimating Net Prices Facing Postsecondary Students in New York State.
Willie, Nancy A.
The initial stage of a model that simulates net prices facing degree students in New York State postsecondary institutions is described. The Student Support Sources model uses readily available data sources to simulate the processes by which family and student resources and financial aid are allocated to different types of students enrolled at different types of New York State institutions. This analog model attempts to replicate the aid allocation process on a student-by-student basis. The model is written in BASIC for a Radio Shack Model III microcomputer system. It simulates resource allocation to categorical types of postsecondary students from the major support sources in New York State and calculates alternatively defined values for net prices facing these student types. To calculate the dollar amount available to each type of student from each of seven sources of support, the model locates user defined price and resource allocation constraints and then adjusts the located dollar values to form a package of aid. Information is provided on the four main functions of the program, data requirements of the model, and limitations of the model. Illustrative data are provided, based on a comparison of dependent undergraduates who are campus-based aid recipients in the State University of New York and independent sectors. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: College Costs; New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Association of Institutional Research (October, 1983).