ERIC Number: ED390352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-24
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Selected Information on Student Financial Aid Received by Legal Immigrants.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
A study was conducted on the number of legal immigrants that received student financial aid for higher education, the amount of aid they received, the states in which they lived, and the types of schools they attended. The study focused on Pell grants and Stafford loans and used data from Department of Education recipient files for academic year 1992-93. Findings included the following: (1) 390,088 legal immigrant students received Pell grant aid, constituting 10 percent of all students (3.6 million) receiving Pell grants; (2) immigrants received $662 million, or about 11 percent, of Pell grant aid in that year; (3) though data for numbers of legal immigrants who received Stafford loans was not available, some legal immigrants who received Pell grants also received Stafford loans that totaled $257 million; (4) about 82 percent of immigrants who received student financial aid lived in seven states, led by California with 31 percent and New York with 25 percent; (5) 61 percent attended public colleges, 19 percent attended private colleges, and 21 percent attended proprietary schools; and (6) the 100 schools with the most immigrant Pell recipients accounted for about 50 percent of all such students. Appendixes contain scope and methodology details, and additional tables showing Pell recipients by residence; by residence and school type; and the 100 schools with the most recipients by state. (JB)
Descriptors: College Students, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Immigrants, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Public Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition Grants, Two Year Colleges
General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free, additional copies $2; 100 or more copies to a single address less 25%).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program; Stafford Student Loan Program