ERIC Number: ED248806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of Student Aid Trends, 1978-1982. Master Plan III Assessment. Project Report Number One.
Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
As part of an evaluation of the Missouri master plan for higher education, trends in student financial aid at Missouri public colleges during 1978-1982 were examined. The 28 public colleges were divided into three groups: the University of Missouri system, all other four-year public institutions, and the 2-year public colleges. Attention was directed to sources and types of student financial aid, as well as the distribution of aid. The data for each institutional group was analyzed in terms of dollars, recipient headcount, and percentage averages. Findings include the following: the student financial aid dollar increased at a faster rate than the number of financial aid recipients with the average award changing from $1,305 in 1978-1979 to $1,682 in 1981-1982; the primary source of student financial aid dollars was federal student aid programs in 1978-1979 and the Guaranteed Student Loan Program in 1981-1982; all three institutional groups had a higher percentage of dollars in need-based aid than nonneed-based aid for the four-year period, but the need-based percentage had declined by 1981-1982; and undergraduate students at institutions in the four-year public sector with graduate/professional academic programs received 97 percent or more of the sector's total student aid dollars in 1981-1982. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Federal Aid, Females, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Males, Master Plans, Multicampus Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Missouri; State College And University Systems
Note: For related documents, see ED 24l 083, HE 017 677-680.