ERIC Number: ED098447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
How Health Professions Students Finance Their Education.
Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
This report was based on a survey to determine how students in the health professions of medicine osteopathy, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine financed their educations during the 1970-71 school year. The purpose of this nationwide survey was to provide information on patterns of student expenses and on the sources from which income was obtained, including any indebtedness incurred to finance their education. Marital status to be the single most important factor in determining both expenses and incomes of students in the health programs. Spouses tended to contribute more than twice as much income as any other source. The average annual expenses were highest--between $6,231 and $6,710--for students in dentistry, podiatry, and osteopathy, and lowest--$3,739--for those in pharmacy. Approximately 35 percent of all students reported receiving federal or state scholarships or other nonrefundable grants. While the proportion of students obtaining loans ranged from 43 percent for pharmacy students to 70 percent for osteopathy students. Findings showed that the majority of students in all health profession schools reported some indebtedness as of June 1971. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.