ERIC Number: ED282487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Access to College: The Impact of Federal Financial Aid Policies at Private Historically Black Colleges.
Kirschner, Alan H.; Thrift, Julianne Still
Ways that private black college undergraduates and other private college students finance their education are compared, based on data for 2,380 student aid recipients at 38 colleges. Historically black college (HBC) students who received aid, compared with non-HBC students: (1) had fewer family resources to assist them; (2) earned less during the summer for college costs; (3) faced large debt burdens; (4) were more likely to reside in states offering relatively small amounts of grant aid to private college students; and (5) received very little in institutional student assistance. Data for 1983-1984 are presented on the distribution of federal aid among full-time dependent aid recipients at private HBCs and at private colleges nationally. The following categories of aid are covered: two types of federal grants; four types of institutional grants; three types of state grants; external grants; three types of federal loans; long-term institutional loans; external loans; federal and state work-study and school assistantships; and student and family contributions. This information is also broken down for students whose parents earn less than $10,000. Information on the research methodology and a list of participating colleges are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Colleges, Debt (Financial), Dependents, Family Income, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Grants, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Parent Financial Contribution, Private Colleges, Public Policy, State Aid, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Undergraduate Students
United Negro College Fund, 500 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10021 or National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 122 C Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: United Negro College Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.