ERIC Number: ED054716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Budgets and Aid Awarded in Southwestern Colleges. Higher Education Surveys.
Ferrin, Richard I.
This survey examines student budgets, distribution of student aid, and the relationship between budgets and aid awarded. Information was also obtained on student characteristics in terms of residence, family income, and marital status; and on reactions to the Nixon administration's financial aid proposals. The results were based on responses from financial aid officers at 81 percent of the 190 colleges in 4 Southwestern states: Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Some of the principal findings were: (1) average student cash expenses for 1970-71 were $2,900 for a private college; $1,900 for a public 4-year college; and $1,600 for a public 2-year college; (2) average aid awarded was $475 to private college students; $184 to public 4-year college students; and $117 to public 2-year college students; and (3) the proportion of total student expenses met by aid awarded was 16 percent in private colleges; 10 percent in public 4-year colleges; and 7 percent in public 2-year colleges. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Students, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Financial Support, Higher Education, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Surveys
Southwestern Regional Office, College Entrance Examination Board, Suite 119, 3810 Medical Parkway, Austin, Texas 78756
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Palo Alto, CA.