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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
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Executive Summary (PDF)
 After Financial Aid: Help From Parents

Reflecting the greater financial resources of their families, middle-income students were more likely than their low-income peers to report that they received help from parents paying their tuition at each type of institution. With respect to nontuition expenses, middle-income students were more likely than low-income students to report receiving help at public doctoral institutions (34 percent vs. 28 percent), but no differences between the two groups were detected at other types of institutions.

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