ERIC Number: ED432477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-16
Does the Educational Debt Burden of Science and Engineering Doctorates Differ by Race/Ethnicity and Sex? SRS Issue Brief.
Rapoport, Alan I.
An issue often arising in discussions about government support for graduate education in science and engineering is student indebtedness. An earlier issue brief entitled "What is the Debt Burden of New Science and Engineering Ph.D.'s?" (NSF-98-318) provided information about the debt owed by new doctorate recipients at the time of Ph.D. conferral for undergraduate and/or graduate education expenses for tuition and fees, living expenses and supplies, and transportation to and from school. This brief extends the analysis of U.S. citizens by examining the differences in debt burden among racial/ethnic groups and between men and women. (CCM)
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Doctoral Degrees, Engineering, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.