ERIC Number: ED480955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Compilation of College Affordability Data for Students Who Applied for Federal Aid. OPPAGA Information Brief. Report.
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
The affordability of college is dependent on the cost of attendance, families' financial resources, and the financial aid available from federal, state, and other sources. This report examines college affordability for students who applied for federal financial aid. Less than half of all students (35%) apply for federal aid. In addition to federal aid, students are eligible for and receive aid from a variety of other sources, such as Bright Futures and other state and local programs. Available data for federal financial aid applicants in Fiscal Year 2000-2001 indicates that a high percentage of these students had "unmet financial need" as defined by state and federal financial aid programs. A higher percentage of community college students than university students had "unmet need"; these students faced lower college attendance costs than university students but also had fewer financial resources. Low-income applicants typically received more financial aid than applicants with higher family incomes. Four appendixes contain supplemental data tables. (Contains 23 exhibits.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid
OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475. Tel: 850-488-0021; Fax: 850-487-3804. For full text: http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/reports/pdf/0347rpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: Florida