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ERIC Number: ED486442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 9
Independent Undergraduates: 1999-2000. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2005-151
Wei, Christina Chang; Nevill, Stephanie; Berkner, Lutz
National Center for Education Statistics
This report provides a profile of undergraduates who were considered financially independent for the purpose of analyzing their financial aid need during the 1999-2000 academic year. The primary data source for this report was the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000). As a nationally representative sample of undergraduates in postsecondary education, NPSAS provides information on students' demographic characteristics, enrollment, and financial aid. NPSAS includes financial information on aid applicants from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), and for federal loan recipients, includes longitudinal loan data from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The NPSAS:2000 survey is one of five in a series of surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Education to study how students and their families finance their postsecondary education. The report includes a description of the proportions of independent undergraduates enrolled in different types of postsecondary institutions and compares them with dependent students. Independent students are also analyzed with respect to their family responsibilities, attendance status, demographic and enrollment characteristics, fields of study, income, price of attendance, and various types and amounts of financial aid received. (Contains 27 tables and 14 figures.) Appended are: (1) Glossary; and (2) Technical Notes and Methodology.
Descriptors: Self Supporting Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Educational Finance, Statistical Data, Profiles, Paying for College, Surveys, Income, Majors (Students), Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005151