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ERIC Number: ED037162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-17
Pages: 6
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Financial Resources of USC Entering Freshmen, Fall 1968.
Fidler, Paul P.
During orientation in the Fall 1968, a questionnaire prepared by the American Council on Education was administered to the incoming freshmen at the University of South Carolina and 357 other institutions of higher education, including 75 other universities. Students were asked to indicate: 1) estimated parental income; 2) major sources of financial support during the freshman year; and 3) degree of concern about financing education. Additional data were gathered on students who applied for financial aid and who submitted the Parent's Confidential Statement. The results indicated that: 1) the estimated parental incomes of USC freshmen closely resembled those of freshmen included in the national university norms for Fall 1968; 2) the most important source of financial support for USC freshmen, as well as freshmen at the national level, was family income; 3) USC freshmen were not as concerned about financing their education as were freshmen at other major universities; and 4) the greatest percentage of USC freshmen requesting financial aid came from families with annual incomes in the $10,000 - 14,999 range. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.