ERIC Number: ED362969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
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Who Gets Financial Aid? And Why Low-Income Students Don't Apply for Student Aid?: Key Findings from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study.
Malizio, Andrew G.
The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) is a comprehensive study of how students and their families pay for postsecondary education. It includes nationally representative samples of undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional students who attend less-than-2-year institutions, 2-year institutions, 4-year colleges, and major universities. Students who receive financial aid and those who do not receive aid participate in NPSAS. The National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education conducts the study every 3 years. This paper describes some key findings of the NPSAS:87 and NPSAS:90, and the plans for the NPSAS:93 survey. Specifically, this paper focuses on: (1) source (federal, institution, and state) and type grants, loans, work-study) of financial aid received, by student and institution characteristics; (2) cumulative education debt for undergraduate and graduate education; and (3) reasons why students from families with low income never apply for financial aid. Seven tables and two figures are included. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1992). Author is affiliated with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).