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ERIC Number: ED488960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 14
Changes in Patterns of Pricing and Financial Aid: Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2006-153
Cunningham, Alisa F.; Carroll, C. Dennis
National Center for Education Statistics
This report focuses on first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates in order to examine patterns of sticker prices, financial aid, and net prices from an institutional perspective. For the period 1999-2000 to 2001-02, the report examines how the price of attendance for full-time freshmen changed for various types of institutions. It also examines the percentages of full-time freshmen who received various forms of financial aid, and the median amount received by full-time freshmen at different types of institutions. To capture the interaction between price of attendance and financial aid patterns, the report describes net prices to measure the median price institutions charge after taking financial aid received by students into account. Finally, to further explore these issues over time and to take into account inflation during this period, indices of changes in three different types of prices--tuition, price of attendance, and net price--were developed for this report.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Higher Education, Costs, College Attendance, Institutional Characteristics, College Freshmen, Paying for College, Full Time Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006153