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ERIC Number: ED514941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Trends in Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2007-08. Web Tables. NCES 2011-217
Woo, Jennie; Skomsvold, Paul
National Center for Education Statistics
In 2007-08, graduate and first-professional students received a total of $36.7 billion in federal loans; federal grants; and grants from institutions, employers, and other sources (College Board 2008, figure 2b). In addition to these funds, they also received teaching and research assistantships and sought loans from private sources. These Web Tables provide detail on the sources of funds that graduate students used to finance their education and how their use of these funding mechanisms changed between 1995-96 and 2007-08. The data presented were collected through four administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS): 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08. The tables are organized into four sections. The first series of tables present trends in the total financial aid students received from each of the major types of aid--grants, loans, and assistantships--during the four survey years. The second series of tables present trends in aid receipt by aid source, distinguishing among aid received from the federal government, institutions, employers, and other private sources, during each survey year. The third and fourth series of tables present trend data on students' employment while enrolled and on the cost of graduate education, respectively, during each survey year. A glossary is included. (Contains 20 tables and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); MPR Associates, Inc.
IES Funded: Yes