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ERIC Number: ED544220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2011-12. First Look. (Provisional Data). NCES 2013-178
Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.
National Center for Education Statistics
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS winter 2012-13 data collection, which, in contrast to previous years, collected only the Student Financial Aid (SFA) component. The Human Resources component traditionally collected during the winter collection period has moved to the spring collection period and will be reported separately. The SFA component collects the number of undergraduate students receiving aid as well as the amount of aid received by those students. Data were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system. This "First Look" using IPEDS provisional SFA data provides users with an opportunity to access fully reviewed, edited, and imputed IPEDS data. Final data, including revisions to the provisional data submitted by institutions after the close of data collection, will be available during the next collection year (2013-14). The purpose of this report is to introduce new data through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information. Selected findings have been chosen to demonstrate the range of information available when using the IPEDS data rather than to discuss all of the observed differences, and they are not meant to emphasize any particular issue. Among full-time, first time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students receiving any grant aid, differences in average cost of attendance and net price of attendance for the 2011-12 academic year varied by institutional sector (table 1). For those attending public 4-year institutions, average cost was approximately $18,300 and net price was about $11,700; for those attending nonprofit 4-year institutions, average cost was roughly $35,200 and net price was about $20,600; and for those attending for-profit 4-year institutions, average cost was approximately $27,000 and net price was about $21,900. Appended are: (1) Data Collection Procedures; and (2) Glossary of IPEDS Terms. (Contains 1 table and 6 footnotes.) [This report was prepared for the National Center for Education Statistics under Contract No. ED-IES-09-C-0006 with RTI International.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes