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ERIC Number: ED544501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 56
Abstractor: As Provided
2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Price Estimates for Attending Postsecondary Education Institutions. First Look. NCES 2014-166
Simone, Sean; Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael
National Center for Education Statistics
This First Look publication provides price estimates for attending postsecondary education institutions using data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. The survey includes about 95,000 undergraduate and 16,000 graduate students attending 1,500 postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (prior cycles of NPSAS also included institutions from Puerto Rico). The report describes the overall price of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and materials, housing, food, transportation, and personal expenses) associated with attending 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. The report also examines net price (the price of attendance minus financial aid). Two appendices provide: (1) Glossary; and (2) Technical Notes and Methodology. (Contains 14 tables, 21 footnotes, and 1 exhibit.) [For appended data tables, see This report was prepared in part under Contract No. ED-IES-09-C-0039 by the National Center for Education Statistics and RTI International.]
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); RTI International
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program; Higher Education Act Title IV; Pell Grant Program
IES Funded: Yes