ERIC Number: ED335983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Student Aid: 1981 to 1991.
College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.
This report provides statistics on student aid in the 1980s and 1990s, complementing the publication, "Trends in Student Aid: 1963 to 1983." It revises figures presented earlier for the 1980s and gives estimates for academic year 1990-91. Tables 1 to 8 provide a variety of statistics on student aid, family income, and college costs for the period 1981-82 through 1990-91. Appended tables provide basic program statistics for all years in the College Board data base back to 1963-64. Table 6 of this report includes data on the distribution of guaranteed student loan dollars by type of institution. Among the report's findings are the following: (1) total available student aid in 1990-91 was $27.9 billion; (2) in academic year 1990-91, the federal government provided 75 percent of available student aid; (3) over the last decade, the federal share of available aid has decreased from 85 to 75 percent; (4) Pell Grant funding failed to keep pace with inflation between 1989-90 and 1990-91, declining in purchasing power by $118 million; and (5) although college costs rose throughout the last decade, annual growth has slowed substantially since 1986-87. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Students, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Grants, Paying for College, Postsecondary Education, State Aid, Statistical Data, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Guaranteed Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program; Stafford Student Loan Program