ERIC Number: ED355877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education. Statistical Analysis Report. Contractor Report.
Choy, Susan P.; Kagehiro, Susan A.
This report profiles graduate and first-professional students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in 1989-90 and describes their education expenses, the sources and types of financial aid they received, the composition of their aid awards, and the availability of other sources of financial support, such as their own and spouse's earnings and savings and assistance from parents and friends. Chapters provide profiles of graduate and first-professional students, describing the institutions they attended and selected; the costs related to enrollment in a graduate or first-professional program; discusses the various sources and types of financial assistance used by graduate and first-professional students; provides information on the composition of student financial aid awards; and looks at sources of student financial support beyond financial aid. Among the findings are the following: (1) in 1989-90, 2 million students were enrolled in master's degree, doctoral degree, or other graduate programs, and an additional 300,000 students were enrolled in first-professional degree programs; (2) average total expenses for full-time graduate and first-professional students were $15,290; (3) overall, 45 percent of all graduate and first-professional students received some type of financial aid; and (4) 23 percent of students receiving family support (including their own savings and earnings) received it from parents or other relatives, and 13 percent from a spouse. Appendices contain a glossary and technical notes. (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Fees, Financial Support, Full Time Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Parent Financial Contribution, Paying for College, Professional Education, State Aid, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.