Research Findings from the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study.Report as inadecuate

Research Findings from the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

This report consists of a series of papers analyzing survey data from the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) concerning the characteristics of both aided and nonaided students, as well as the manner in which students financed their postsecondary education. The following papers are presented: (1) "Paying for College: The Role of Financial Aid in Meeting the Costs of Undergraduate Education" (Rita J. Kirshstein); (2) "Who Attends Proprietary Schools? Findings from NPSAS" (Laura H. Salganik, Patricia A. Hopper); (3) "The Distribution of Discretionary Financial Aid and Stafford Loans" (Dan Sherman, Jon Cohen); and (4) "Descriptive Tables of the Characteristics of Undergraduate Students by Race and Ethnicity." The first paper uses three different definitions of net price to look at what students from different economic backgrounds paid to attend college. The second paper compares the characteristics of students attending proprietary schools to those attending similar programs in community colleges. The third paper identifies the significant factors related to the awarding of institutional aid, campus-based aid, and Stafford loans. The final paper presents data on personal characteristics, enrollment, and student aid by racial and ethnic categories. The report's appendix provides tables of statistical data developed from survey information. (GLR)

Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment, Higher Education, National Surveys, Paying for College, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Research, Resource Allocation, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition, Undergraduate Study

Author: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.


Related documents