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ERIC Number: ED108552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. State Higher Education Grant Program. Comparative Summary Statistics. 1972-73 (June 30, 1973) vs. 1973-74 (June 30, 1974).
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.
This document deals with the grants awarded in Pennsylvania during 1973-74. There were 149,247 applicants for grants in Pennsylvania that year, of which 106,474 were awarded grants totaling $63,639,614. The full-year average award was $662. (Of those awarded grants, 88.6 percent attended institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania. The total recipient group was made up of: 28,133 1973 high school graduates; 56,728 renewals (also had awards in 1972-73); 21,613 upperclassmen who needed help to return to school. Thirty-nine percent of the year's basic program award recipients came from families whose parental gross income was less than $8,000. These low income students received 40.2 percent of the total funds awarded. Seven percent of this year's basic program award recipients came from families whose parental gross income was $15,000 or above. Married students comprised 9.3 percent and 0.8 percent of the award recipients were divorced, separated, or widowed students; 64.6 percent of the recipients were lower division (freshmen of sophomores) undergraduate students; 30.2 percent of those receiving awards lived at home while attending college; and 24.3 percent of the recipients had at least one brother or sister also enrolled in college. The total number of awards to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces was 13,543. These veterans received 15.5 percent of the total funds awarded. Tables accompany the text. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.