ERIC Number: ED299915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Trends in Student Aid: 1980 to 1988.
Lewis, Gwendolyn L.
The most recent and complete statistics available from the College Board on student aid in the 1980s (complementing the publication by Gillespie and Carlson, "Trends in Student Aid: 1963 to 1983") are presented. Seven tables provide data on the following: aid awarded to postsecondary students in current dollars; aid awarded to postsecondary students in constant 1982 dollars; appropriations for generally available federal aid programs for fiscal years 1981 to 1988; grants, loans, and work in current and constant 1982 dollars and as a percentage of total aid; number of recipients and aid per recipient; cost of attendance, income, and total available aid 1980-81 to 1987-88; and percentage distribution of aid from the Pell and federal campus-based programs by type of institution 1980-81 to 1986-87. Two figures look at estimated student aid by source for academic year 1987-88 and purchasing power and changing composition of grand and loan aid in the 1980s. Some of the facts from these statistics include the following: the composition of aid distributed through grants, loans, and work has changed considerably over the years; trends in the number of aid recipients and average awards by program show a mixed picture; for federal campus-based programs, inflation-adjusted dollar support declined 17% during the 1980s; the cost of attending all types of institutions outpaced inflation in the 1980s; and the percentage of Pell grant dollars going to proprietary students more than doubled between 1980-81 and 1986-87. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), National Surveys, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
College Board Publications, Department M05, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.