ERIC Number: ED108546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Characteristics and Resources of Students in Postsecondary Education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Student Research Survey.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.
This document tries to identify and measure how families meet the challenge of increasing educational costs and the impact and interrelationships of student financial programs (federal, state, and institutional) on such matters as student access to higher education, student institutional choice patterns, and student ability to overcome family financial limitations. Given the large numbers of institutions and students involved in this study, and given institutional differences in type, size, program offerings, and location, the document does not report on individual institutions. Statistical summaries cover (a) total enrollment-combined full-time, part-time undergraduate and graduate, and (b) full-time undergraduate enrollment only. Both summaries are subgrouped by type of institution to better analyze the public and private sector and two- and four-year institutions. This document has basically been limited to an analysis of responses received from students enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies. Chapters cover: the postsecondary student in Pennsylvania; parental income; dependence and independence; the costs of a postsecondary education in Pennsylvania; the determination of financial need; the financial aid reported by the student respondents; patterns of meeting student expenses in Pennsylvania institutions. Appendixes provide supplementary tables to the chapters. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania