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ERIC Number: ED170303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972: Preliminary Analyses of Student Financial Aid. RTI-22U-884.
Riccobono, John A.; Dunteman, George H.
Six classification variables were used, jointly and singly, to define subpopulations of respondents to the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972: sex, high school program, race, geographic region, ability, and socioeconomic status. Seven financial aid variables were used, to describe source and type of student aid planned for in the spring of 1972, and/or received during the 1972-73 academic year: federal scholarships or grants; federal loans; college work study programs; other federal programs; federal aid (includes all of the above); non-federal aid; and federal or non-federal aid (all of the above). Although two-thirds of the NLS sample planned to obtain financial aid, fewer than half received it during 1972-73. While the probability of fulfilling specific financial aid plans was low, about half received some type of federal or non-federal aid. Minority groups, low income students, and those attending two-year or vocational-technical colleges were more likely to report financial support. Finally, student participation in financial aid programs was strongly related to increased educational persistence, defined as the relationship between postsecondary education status in October 1973, and educational plans for October 1974. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972