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ERIC Number: ED427563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 21
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A Comparison of the Tuition Price and Financial Aid Responsiveness of First-Time Enrollees and Continuing College Students. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Heller, Donald E.
This study examined student price responsiveness by comparing the tuition and financial aid sensitivity of first-time college enrollees with that of continuing college students. Data were obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics Higher Education General Education Information Survey (HEGIS) and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys for 1976 through 1994; Bureau of the Census and intercensile population estimates; annual surveys of tuition prices; surveys of state grant program expenditures; and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cross-sectional and time-series econometric techniques revealed that for most racial groups and at most levels of public institutions, tuition price responsiveness was greater for continuing students than for first-time enrollees, with the largest difference in the community college sector. State grants appeared to help students attend college for the first time but were not as influential in the continuing enrollment of most groups of students. State grants appeared to be most influential in the first-time college attendance of Hispanic students, particularly those in community colleges. (Contains 27 references and 5 data tables.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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