ERIC Number: ED196393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financial Assistance Distribution: A Study of Patterns at Three Institutions of Higher Education.
Ingalls, D. Lee
Current financial assistance files at three public colleges/universities were examined to determine whether there is discrimination of women in the award of financial aid. Attention was directed to several specific assistance programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Awards, National Direct Student loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant awards, work-study loans, and state aid awards. The three institutions differed in several respects: one was a major graduate and research institution in the West with a diverse student body, one was a large community college system in the East with a large ethnic minority population, and the other was a smaller commuter campus. Study variables included sex, marital status, age, dependent/independent status, ethnic status, number of dependents, income, and parental financial contribution. Findings indicate that there is a fairly equal distribution of aid by type and amount between males and females. It is suggested that a slight favoring of females in average awards may be due to their being the majority of single heads of households and are therefore more needy. A brief literature review, references, and small-print statistical tables of the findings are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Dependents, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Females, Higher Education, Income, Males, Marital Status, Parent Financial Contribution, Predictor Variables, Race, Sex Discrimination, Small Colleges, State Aid, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants; Guaranteed Student Loan Program; National Direct Student Loan Program