ERIC Number: ED371701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Funded Scholarship/Grant Programs for Students To Attend Postsecondary Educational Institutions: The National Association of State Scholarship & Grant Programs 25th Annual Survey Report, 1993-94 Academic Year.
Davis, Jerry S.; And Others
This report documents results of a survey of the 52 members (the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) of the National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs (NASSGP) which collected data concerning state-funded programs of scholarship or grant assistance for postsecondary students. Text sections present a summary and highlights; comparative program statistics for 1993-94 and earlier years; new programs, program changes, and program plans; 5-year trends in need-based undergraduate grant dollar expenditures by states; and rankings of state grant program expenditures. Twenty-three tables present data concerning grant aid awarded by types of programs, level of student, and need versus non-need basis; grant dollars per resident; percentage of undergraduates receiving grant awards; and total state grants as a percentage of appropriations of state tax funds. Survey highlights indicate that: (1) in 1993-94, states are expected to award just under $3 billion in grant assistance to almost 1,900,000 students, representing an expected growth rate of about 12 percent over 1992-93; (2) states spend an average of $7.80 per resident for all grant programs, about $77 per "college age" resident, and about $230 per full-time undergraduate student; and (3) only 16 states increased their need-based grant dollars enough to keep pace with inflation of college costs. A list of NASSGP officers and a directory of state grant agencies conclude the report. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Students, Grants, Higher Education, National Surveys, Scholarships, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
Office of Research and Policy Analysis, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, 1200 N. Seventh St., Harrisburg PA 17102 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg.
Note: For the 1992-93 report, see ED 356 738.