ERIC Number: ED468162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: Student Financial Aid Estimates for 1999-2000. E.D. Tabs.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) is a comprehensive survey that examines how students and their families pay for postsecondary education. The study included nationally representative samples of students, including those who do and do not receive financial aid. This report has been prepared to provide some key estimates as policymakers, researchers, and analysts begin working on research for the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is based on information about 50,000 undergraduates, 11,000 graduate students, and 1,000 first-professional students enrolled at approximately 1,000 institutions. The sample represents about 15.5 million undergraduates, 2.3 graduate students, and 330,000 first-professional students. In the 1999-2000 academic year, 55% of undergraduates received some type of financial aid, and about 39% received some type of federal aid. Percentages of undergraduates receiving federal aid varied depending on family income and type of institution. At private institutions, 80% of undergraduates received federal aid; at public institutions, the percentage was 21%. About 30% of students enrolled full time for the full year received a federal Pell grant, and about 23% received a Stafford loan. About 6 in 10 graduate and first-professional students received some financial aid, averaging $13,255. Eight of 10 full-time/full-year students received some types of financial aid. Overall, 29% of graduate and first-professional students received Stafford loans, and overall, 27% received some institutional aid, although this varied considerably, depending on the types of program. About one in four masters degree students received employer aid. A technical appendix provides details and contains supplemental information. (Contains 20 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Estimation (Mathematics), Federal Aid, Higher Education, National Surveys, Paying for College, Professional Education, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program; Stafford Student Loan Program