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ERIC Number: ED196393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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