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ERIC Number: ED442444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 32
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The Role of Race and Gender in the Awarding of Institutional Financial Aid.
Heller, Donald E.
This paper analyzes data from the 1989-90 and 1995-96 National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies to examine the awarding of institutional need-based versus non-need grants to undergraduate students. The study examines how the use of the different types of scholarships has changed in recent years; characteristics of students who receive the grants; and whether race and gender are related to the awarding of grants. The sample for this study included full-time dependent students from four-year public and private research, doctoral, comprehensive, and liberal arts institutions; proprietary school students and students who received athletic scholarships were excluded. Bivariate analysis of the data demonstrated that white students were awarded a disproportionately large share of non-need grants in both study years, with their share increasing between 1989 and 1995. Multivariate analysis found that gender had little to do with the awarding of institutional grants; that race was more of a determining factor in the awarding of grants, with the effects differing by type of institution and region; that African Americans were more likely to receive non-need grants; and that in 1995 Hispanics and Asian Americans in private colleges were more likely to receive non-need awards than were other students. (Includes nine data tables. Contains 30 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.; Association for Institutional Research.
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