ERIC Number: ED206213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Grants: End-of-Year Report, 1979-80.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
The 1979-80 end-of-year report on the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) program is presented. The BEOG program is the largest of six federal student financial aid programs. During the 1979-80 academic year, 2,537,835 individuals, or approximately 29 percent of all undergraduates in the United States shared over $2.5 billion in grants from BEOGs. The primary feature that distinguished the BEOG program from other forms of financial assistance is its entitlement concept: all students meeting certain criteria are guaranteed aid, with the amount of aid determined by financial need and educational cost. The major portion of the report is statistical tables, accompanied by narrative, that describe in detail selected aspects of program activity. Contents include the following: general information such as the total number of applications processed, the number of grant recipients, the types and number of institutions participating in the BEOG program, and typical income-related characteristics of applicants and recipients. An in-depth analysis of selected demographic characteristics of applicants and recipients and the impact of these characteristics on grant levels is included. The interrelationship of factors such as recipient age, family income, dependency status, student eligibility index, and educational cost is examined. Summary information is provided on the numbers, type, control, and location of BEOG participating institutions. Selected aspects of the Multiple Data Entry Application Processing System are examined, and information about the eligibility status of applicants by income level is presented. A glossary is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Databases, Eligibility, Family Income, Federal Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
U.S. Department of Education, Basic Grant Branch, DPPD/OSFA, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Basic Educational Opportunity Grants