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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)
 After Financial Aid: Work

Working during the school year is the norm, even for full-time students. In 1999–2000, 76 percent of all full-time dependent students worked while enrolled (including students with work-study jobs). Those who worked put in an average of 22 hours per week and earned an average of $5,100, including hours and earnings from work-study programs. At each institution type, no difference was detected between the percentages of low-income and middle-income students who worked, the amount they worked, and the average amount they earned.

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