ERIC Number: ED235753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Student Aid and Public Higher Education: A Progress Report.
Stampen, Jacob O.; Reeves, Roxanne Wilkie
The distribution and impact of student financial aid at public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in 1981-1982 were investigated. A total of 226 institutions and about 12,000 student aid recipient records were evaluated. Findings include the following: in 1981-1982 about $6.6 billion in student aid was distributed to about three million students; overall student aid recipients included about 31 percent of the total headcount enrollment at public colleges; about 2.1 million of these students received need-based aid, from at least one federal, state, or institutional program; about 800,000 other students received aid classified as "non-need-based," largely federally Guaranteed Student Loans; almost 4 out of 10 need-based aid recipients were self-supporting students, and about 8 out of 10 of these had incomes below $9,290; among the majority of need-based aid recipients who received assistance from their families, the average family income was $16,500. Information is also provided on the distribution of aid among different types of students and by type of institution, distribution of aid by geographic region, and origins and types of aid. Appendices include information on the research methodology, a summary of major student assistance programs, a list of participating institutions, and a questionnaire. (SW)
Descriptors: Family Income, Federal Aid, Geographic Regions, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Public Education, Questionnaires, Resource Allocation, Sex, State Aid, State Colleges, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Two Year Colleges
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.