ERIC Number: ED311834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Fall and Academic Year Student Aid Estimates. 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. Contractor Report. Technical Report.
Brick, J. Michael
The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study collected data for sample students from registrar and financial aid offices at postsecondary institutions. The data were collected for students enrolled in a postsecondary institution in fall 1986. Since substantial numbers of students are not enrolled in fall and are therefore not represented in the sample, the financial aid awards were weighted to produce estimates for students enrolled any time during the academic year. The methodology used in the production of adjusted estimation weights for a subset of the sample and the results are described in this document, along with several methodological findings. Estimated federal aid recipients enrolled in fall accounted for only about 77% of recipients during the 1986-87 academic year. Fall recipients accounted for only 75% of recipients of Pell Grants and Guaranteed Student Loans (GSLs). Fall recipients were a much higher percentage of recipients for the other three campus-based programs--Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Perkins Loan, and College Work-Study Program. The percent of recipients enrolled in fall varied by institution type. Estimated mean award amounts for fall and academic-year federal aid recipients were more comparable than number of recipients. Individual program data counts were also compared. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Guaranteed Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program