ERIC Number: ED250985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A National Study on Parental Savings for Children's Higher Education Expenses.
North Carolina Commission on Higher Education Facilities, Chapel Hill.
Parents' plans for sending pre-college age children to college, and their plans for financing that education were studied. Specific concerns included: how many children parents foresee attending college; the type of institution (private versus public) they would prefer their children attend; how well preference for a type of college matches expectations; how parents expect their children's college education to be financed and their savings programs; and attitudes toward various possible savings and tax incentive plans among both parents and the public at large. A nationwide cross-section of 2,000 men and women, 18 years old and older, was interviewed individually in two waves: October and November 1983 and in December 1983. This resulted (in the October/November wave) in interviews with 551 parents who had college-bound children. The questions on college plans and financing were included as proprietary tack-on questions in two "Roper Report" studies (public opinion research). The two questionnaires are included, along with summaries of the study findings. Information on the sampling methodology is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, Family Characteristics, Higher Education, National Surveys, Parent Aspiration, Parent Financial Contribution, Private Colleges, Public Education, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, State Colleges, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Commission on Higher Education Facilities, Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: College Costs; Roper Research Surveys
Note: Study conducted as part of the Roper Report Studies.