ERIC Number: ED305854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs. 20th Annual Survey Report, 1988-89 Academic Year.
Reeher, Kenneth R.; Davis, Jerry S.
The members of the National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs (NASSGP) are surveyed annually to collect data on state- and U.S. territory-funded scholarship and grant programs to undergraduate and graduate students to attend public or private postsecondary institutions. The following are among the highlights reported in this year's survey: (1) the expected annual growth rate for need-based aid to undergraduates is slowing, in 1988-89 to only 7.8%, from $1.392 to $1.501 billion; (2) the non-need-based undergraduate grant programs of the 29 states with such programs are expected to increase their award dollars by 17% to $169.8 million; (3) there is some evidence to suggest that support for non-need-based types of aid programs is increasing in several states, even as college costs are increasing and driving financial aid needs upward; (4) one-fourth of the 1988-89 grant programs did not exist 5 years ago; and (5) since 1982, there has been a steady increase in the proportions of grant recipients who are considered independent, from 26% to nearly 37%. Data analyses are grouped under the following headings, each section consisting of a narrative followed by extensive tables of data: comparative program statistics, 1987-88 and 1988-89, and earlier years; policy issues and concerns; distribution of undergraduate need-based aid among student categories; and trends in need-based undergraduate aid dollar volumes by states. A listing of NASSGP officers and a directory of state grant agencies are appended. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Black Students, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Eligibility, Graduate Students, Grants, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Low Income Groups, Merit Scholarships, National Surveys, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), No Need Scholarships, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Scholarships, State Agencies, State Aid, State Programs, Statistical Data, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Students
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Towne House, 660 Boas St., Harrisburg, PA 17102, Attention: Research and Statistics ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.; National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs.
Note: For the 18th and 19th annual surveys, see ED 296 639-640.