ERIC Number: ED406875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
State-Funded Scholarship/Grant Programs for Students to Attend Postsecondary Education Institutions. National Association of Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP) 27th Annual Survey Report, 1995-96 Academic Year.
DeSalvatore, Kristen; Hughes, Linda
This report presents data for the 1995-96 academic year on state-funded student scholarship and grant programs in 14 tables. States awarded over $2.9 billion in student aid to over 2 million students in 1995-96, an increase of 1.6 percent over the amount awarded the previous year. Of the $2.5 billion in need-based grant aid available, 99 percent went to undergraduates, and of the $500 million in non-need-based aid awarded, 95 percent went to undergraduates. Five states (California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) collectively awarded more than $1.5 billion in need-based aid to undergraduates, 60 percent of the total awarded in this category. Overall, state spending on need and non-need grant aid to undergraduates and graduates has increased 51.9 percent over the last 5 years. Ten states reported an increase of need-based aid to undergraduates of more than 10 percent over 1994-95 (Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia), while 5 states reported a decrease in funding of more than 10 percent (Arizona, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey). Tables provide detail by state on such factors as: need-based and non-need-based aid, state student incentive grant program activity, number of awards and dollars by sector, grant dollars per resident population, and percentage of undergraduates receiving grant awards.(MDM)
Descriptors: Grants, Higher Education, National Surveys, Scholarships, State Aid, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis
HESC, Attention: NASSGAP, 99 Washington Ave., Room 1438, Albany, NY 12255 ($5).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Higher Education Services Corp., Albany.; National Association of Student Grant and Aid Programs.
Note: For previous edition, see ED 393 361.