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ERIC Number: ED566377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Trends in Student Aid, 2013. Trends in Higher Education Series
Baum, Sandy; Payea, Kathleen
College Board
Trends in Student Aid, an annual College Board publication since 1983, is a compendium of detailed, up-to-date information on the funding that is available to help students pay for college. This report documents grant aid from federal and state governments, colleges and universities, employers, and other private sources, as well as loans, tax benefits, and Federal Work-Study Assistance. It examines changes in funding levels over time, reports on the distribution of aid across students with different incomes and attending different types of institutions, and tracks the debt students incur as they pursue their educational opportunities. Report findings are organized into the following categories: (1) Total Aid; (2) Federal Aid; (3) Grants; (4) Loans; (5) Education Tax Benefits and College Savings Plans; and (6) Inflation Adjustment. The dramatic economic disruptions of the Great Recession had a major impact on colleges and universities, their students, and the multifaceted financial aid system that has developed to help students and their families pay for higher education. The data reported in "Trends in Student Aid 2013" reveal that the sharp increases in federal grant aid and in student borrowing accompanying the financial crisis have not been repeated. Indeed, while the federal government continues to play a large and increased role in funding students, spending on both federal grants and federal loans decreased in 2012-13. [For "Trends in Student Aid, 2012. Trends in Higher Education Series," see ED536570. For the companion report, "Trends in College Pricing, 2013. Trends in Higher Education Series," see ED549554.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Federal Direct Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program
IES Cited: ED555652