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Wei, Christina Chang; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This Statistics in Brief focuses on students who do not complete a postsecondary credential and the substantial federal education debt they accrue. Specifically, the analysis compares the cumulative debt from Stafford and Perkins loan programs of students who did not complete a degree within 6 years of first enrolling ("noncompleters") with that…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Debt (Financial), Undergraduate Students
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Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
These tables show undergraduate Stafford loan borrowing rates and average Stafford loan amounts from 1989-90 to 2007-08, using data from six separate administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS): NPSAS:90, NPSAS:93, NPSAS:96, NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, and NPSAS:08. The estimates that appear in these tables reflect the newly…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
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Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
In 2007-08, approximately 21 million students were enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education in the United States. These Web Tables provide a comprehensive source of information on financial aid that was awarded to undergraduate students during the 2007-08 academic year. Included are estimates of tuition, price of attendance, and financial…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Finance, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
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Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This Statistics in Brief illustrates the kinds of questions that national data can answer about the amounts U.S. undergraduates pay annually, on average, for postsecondary education, with and without financial aid. This brief draws upon the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a nationally representative survey of all postsecondary…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
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Bersudskaya, Vera; Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
From 1995-96 to 2007-08, the number of undergraduates in the United States grew from about 16.7 million to 21 million (Horn and Berktold 1998; Wei et al. 2009). In 2007-08, two-thirds of all undergraduates received some type of financial aid, including grants, loans, work-study, or some combination of these types of aid. These Web Tables provide…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
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Wei, Christina Chang; Skomsvold, Paul – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Using data from the 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08), this Statistics in Brief examines the extent to which undergraduate students borrow the maximum possible within the limits of the Stafford loan program (the program maximum) and their own financial need and student budgets (the individual maximum). Students who…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Financial Needs, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid
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Wei, Christina Chang; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
In 2006-07, the federal government awarded over $13 billion in Pell Grants to more than 5 million undergraduate students (U.S. Department of Education 2007). The goal of the Pell Grant program is to help students with financial need enroll in and graduate from college by providing them with a basic foundation of financial aid, to which they may…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Financial Needs, College Graduates, Statistical Analysis
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Wei, Christina Chang; Berkner, Lutz – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
This Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report uses data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies (NPSAS:96, NPSAS:2000 and NPSAS:04) to examine trends in Stafford loan borrowing among undergraduates. NPSAS consists of nationally representative survey data that focus on student financial aid and the enrollment and background…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
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Berkner, Lutz; Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report, based on data from the 2003-04 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NASAS:04), provides detailed information about undergraduate tuition and total price of attendance at various types of institutions, the percentage of students receiving various types of financial aid, and the average amounts that they received. In 2003-04,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grants, Credits, Undergraduate Study
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Berkner, Lutz; Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This E.D. TAB presents selected findings about the price of attendance and the types and amounts of financial aid received by in-state undergraduates enrolled in public 2-year, public 4-year, and private not-for-profit 4-year institutions during the 2003-04 academic year in 12 selected states. It is based on the undergraduate data in the 2003-04…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, In State Students, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
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Wei, Christina Chang; Nevill, Stephanie; Berkner, Lutz – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
This report provides a profile of undergraduates who were considered financially independent for the purpose of analyzing their financial aid need during the 1999-2000 academic year. The primary data source for this report was the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000). As a nationally representative sample of…
Descriptors: Self Supporting Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Educational Finance
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Wei, Christina Chang; Berkner, Lutz; He, Shirley; Lew, Stephen; Cominole, Melissa; Siegel, Peter – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This is the First Look at the results of the 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. About 114,000 undergraduate students and 14,000 graduate and first professional students were randomly selected from…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
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Wei, Christina Chang; Li, Xiaojie; Berkner, Lutz – US Department of Education, 2004
The major driving forces of change in undergraduate student financing during the 1990s were tuition increases and the broader availability of federal student loans. This report uses data from four National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies (NPSAS) to look at changes in financial aid to students in four types of institutions: public 2-year; public…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Full Time Students, Tuition
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Wei, Christina Chang; Horn, Laura – 2002
The Pell grant program is the largest federal need-based grant program available to postsecondary education students. This report provides a description of Pell Grant recipients who were first-time beginning postsecondary students in the 1995-1996 academic year. Using data from the 1996 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Educational Attainment, Federal Aid
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Horn, Laura; Wei, Christina Chang; Berker, Ali – 2002
Using data from the 1993-1993 and 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:93 and NPSAS:2000), this study examined the most recent trends in net price of college. Changes in net price were analyzed for higher education as a whole and within each type of institution for students with various levels of income and financial need.…
Descriptors: College Students, Costs, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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