ERIC Number: ED228941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-28
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in College Participation Rates and Student Financial Assistance, 1969, 1974, 1981.
Lee, John; And Others
Changes in students' participation in higher education and in the federal aid they received are examined for 1969, 1974, and 1981 in order to relate the pattern of federal student aid disbursements to changes in the enrollment patterns among selected student groups. The following federal aid programs are examined: Pell Grants (Basic Educational Opportunity Grants), Guaranteed Student Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work-Study. Changes in the patterns of student enrollments overall, by income, dependency status, gender, race, and age are related to the distribution of awards made under the federal aid programs. The sum of student aid awards to individual recipients is used to yield the number of unduplicated award recipients. Findings for 1974 and 1981 include the following: participation rates for all students aged 18 to 24 were up, while rates for older students were up even more; participation rates for dependent students with family incomes under $7,500 fell more sharply than for any other income group; the higher the income, the greater the probability of receiving federal student financial aid; low-income students were more likely to receive a smaller award in 1981 than in 1974; and the proportion of students receiving a grant increased by 40 percent between 1974 and 1981. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Systems Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.