ERIC Number: ED365233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Unserved Financial Aid Applicants. Update Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This staff report on unserved students (students who commit to attend but do not enroll at a college or university) focuses on whether adequate financial resources could be a reason for their non-attendance. Applicants were categorized by need and by the date of their application for financial aid; and further classified as potential students of either public or private four-year colleges, of community or technical colleges, or students interested in a school participating in Washington State financial aid programs. Based on analysis of 33,740 unenrolled aid applicants, it was discovered that 12,061 (35.7 percent) could be classified as financially needy. In addition, these applicants were (1) generally older than actual aid recipients, (3) interested in or qualified to attend a community or technical college at the freshman level, (4) had a family income under $25,000, (5) were independent with children, and (6) were more likely to be female. Characteristics of applicants filing their applications early resembled those of the actual aid recipient and traditional college student, while later applicants had little or no college experience and possessed fewer financial resources. The emerging issues presented by these findings, as well as areas for future study, are discussed. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.