ERIC Number: ED343496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
The National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs, 23rd Annual Survey Report, 1991-1992 Academic Year. State Funded Scholarship/Grant Programs for Students To Attend Postsecondary Educational Institutions.
Davis, Jerry S.; Heberle, Deborah
This report describes the results of a survey of publicly funded grant programs for undergraduates and graduate/professional school students operated by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It focuses on the grant program characteristics for 1991-92 and provides analysis of the trends of these programs. The analysis indicates that the academic year under study will not be a good one for state grant programs in at least half the states. For the 1991-92 academic year, the state grant program growth in general represents the worst since data was first collected on such programs starting in the 1969-70 academic year. Among the findings is that, while need for aid is increasing within all categories of funded grant programs, 22 states, or 42 percent of the total, expect to make fewer total awards and/or to spend fewer total dollars in grant programs. Also, in 27 states the need-based grant dollars available to students at public and/or private institutions are expected to decrease, with decreases expected at both types of institutions in 11 states. It is noted that while grant programs are facing funding difficulties, these difficulties are not as great as those faced by the public institutions that grant recipients attend. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Students, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Grants, Higher Education, National Surveys, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Scholarships, State Aid, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Research and Policy Analysis, 660 Boas Street, Towne House, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1398 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs.