ERIC Number: ED228947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-22
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of State Grant Programs in 1982-83.
Gillespie, Donald A.
The beneficiaries of state grant programs, the amount of aid students receive, and policies that affect the utility of aid are considered, based on the 1982-1983 report of the National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs. For both need-based and non-need-based programs, attention is directed to eligibility criteria for students, award rates and reasons for denial, programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and the distribution of aid by family income, race, sex, and age. Based on data for over 100 state programs, information is presented on the following eligibility criteria: U.S. citizenship requirements, residency requirements, and academic merit. In addition, the estimated amounts of state funds devoted to need-based undergraduate programs per Pell Grant recipient in the 50 states (1982-1983) are presented as a crude measure of aid relative to need. It was found that only a small number of programs give average awards in excess of $2,000, and most programs that make average awards exceeding $1,000 serve graduate and professional students. State policies vary regarding the number of needy students they aid. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A