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PEDAR: Executive Summary  How Families of Low- and Middle Income Undergraduates Pay For College: Full-Time Dependent Students in 1999-2000
Paying for College
Financial Need
Financial Aid
Types and Amounts of Aid
Relative Importance of Grants and Loans
Sources of Aid
Remaining (Unmet) Need
After Financial Aid
Help From Parents
Paying for College: A Summary
Research Methodology
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
 Financial Aid

Most low-income students received financial aid: 78 percent at public 2-year institutions, and 86 to 98 percent at 4-year institutions. Among middle-income students, less than half received aid at public 2-year institutions (40 percent), but 71 to 93 percent did so at 4-year institutions. Students from both income groups were more likely to receive aid at private not-for-profit nondoctoral institutions than at any other type of institution.

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