ERIC Number: ED362098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Student Aid: 1983 to 1993. Update.
Knapp, Laura Green; And Others
This report provides statistical data illustrating trends in student aid from 1983 to 1993 including revised figures for the 1980s. In addition, it reports changes in the costs of attending college and in family incomes. The data represents virtually all federal aid and the vast majority of state and institutional assistance available to students in postsecondary education. All data are reported in constant (adjusted for inflation) dollars, as well as in current dollars. Tables 1 through 8 provide a variety of statistics on student aid, family income, and college costs for the period 1983-84 through 1992-93. Appendix tables provide basic program statistics for all years in the data base back to 1963-64. Among the data reported are that: (1) total available student aid in 1992-93 was $34.6 billion, 41 percent higher (adjusted for inflation) than a decade before; (2) in academic year 1992-93, the federal government provided 74 percent of available student aid; (3) in the 1992-93 academic year the largest single source of aid was the Federal Family Education Loans Program; (4) in the 1990s, costs of college attendance, particularly tuition and fees, have been rising more rapidly in public than in private institutions of higher education; and (5) the share of funds going to proprietary school students from Pell Grants and Stafford Loans began to decline after 1987. (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis, Tuition
College Board Publications, P.O. Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886 ($7).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Education Loan Program; Pell Grant Program; Stafford Student Loan Program