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Table E-31-1.  Among 2004 high school seniors who had applied to college by 2006, percentage who applied for financial aid, and among those who did not apply, percentage who reported various reasons for not doing so, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2006

Sex and race/ethnicity Among high
school
seniors, the
percent who
applied to
college by
2006
  Among
college
applicants,
the percent
who applied
for financial
aid by 2006
  Reasons for not applying for financial aid  
    I or my family were
able to pay for
education without
financial aid
  I or my family
thought that I
would not
qualify for aid
  I was offered
aid without
applying
  The aid
application
process was
too difficult
  I or my family
could not
afford to pay
back a loan
  I or my family
did not want to
report financial
information
  Other reason  
Total 83.3   72.8   55.3   40.5   11.5   10.3   9.0   4.8   24.4  
Sex                                    
Male 79.5   68.6   57.3   36.6   12.7   10.7   8.2   4.4   25.4  
Female 86.9   76.5   52.9   45.1   10.1   9.8   9.9   5.3   23.1  
                                     
Race/ethnicity                                    
White 84.6   71.9   62.7   42.1   10.4   9.1   5.6   4.1   20.6  
Black 81.2   80.6   37.3   31.0   17.2   10.5   17.5   4.9 ! 34.0  
Hispanic 77.5   69.8   35.8   39.8   11.8   14.0   18.7   7.1   34.2  
Asian 91.0   75.8   58.8   49.6   10.7   14.8   5.7   9.6   23.1  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 90.9   57.3                
American Indian/Alaska Native 75.2   65.4                
Two or more races 83.7   71.7   51.4   32.1   11.0 ! 12.0 ! 9.3 !   27.9  
                                     
Race/ethnicity by sex                                    
Male                                    
White 80.7   67.6   64.9   38.1   10.7   9.5   5.3   4.0   21.7  
Black 77.4   76.6   39.5   35.2   24.7   9.9 ! 17.3   4.5 ! 32.5  
Hispanic 72.9   66.7   38.0   31.1   13.8   16.2   16.2   3.9 ! 36.1  
Asian 88.7   71.8   59.7   47.9   12.3 ! 13.8   7.1 ! 12.1   26.1  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                  
American Indian/Alaska Native 67.4   46.1                
Two or more races 83.4   69.0   48.4   24.8 !   10.5 !     32.4  
                                     
Female                                    
White 88.4   75.7   60.2   46.8   10.1   8.6   6.0   4.2   19.3  
Black 84.6   83.9   34.8   26.1   8.3 ! 11.2 ! 17.8     35.7  
Hispanic 81.8   72.3   33.5   48.5   9.7   11.7   21.1   10.2   32.2  
Asian 93.5   79.7   57.5   52.0   8.4 ! 16.2     6.2 ! 19.0  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                  
American Indian/Alaska Native 84.0   82.8                
Two or more races 84.0   74.3   54.8   40.5   13.5 !   13.6 !   22.6 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Estimates were weighted by F2F1WT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/2006), "Base-Year (2002) to Second Follow-up (2006)."
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