ERIC Number: ED309721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financing of Graduate and Professional Education. A Report of the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. Analysis Report.
Korb, Roslyn; And Others
A report of the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) focuses on graduate and first-professional students in order to inform policymakers and other interested parties of the NPSAS data and its potential for clarifying policy and research issues surrounding postsecondary education and student financial aid. Seven chapters are: introduction; postsecondary enrollment; postbaccalaureate education expenses; sources and types of aid to postbaccalaureate students; the composition of student aid awards; sources of financial support to postbaccalaureate students; and summary and conclusions. Results include the following: 45% of all postbaccalaureate students were 30 years or older, although 80% of the first-professional students were under 30; the average total expenses related to education for full-time postbaccalaureate students was about $9,300; full-time first-professionals borrowed higher amounts of aid on average than master's or doctoral students; over one-half of the aided master's students enrolled in the fall of 1986 and three-fourths of the aided doctoral students received institutional aid only or federal and institutional aid combined; and the majority of postbaccalaureate students enrolled in the fall of 1986 relied solely on themselves or themselves and financial aid. Four appendices are: additional tables; technical notes; a list of advisors to NPSAS; and classification of instructional programs (CIP) codes. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Grants, Higher Education, National Surveys, Professional Education, State Aid, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Data Series: DR-NPSAS-86/87-1.21. For a related document, see HE 022 675.