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Title: 2017–18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC) Data File Documentation
Description: This publication describes the methods and procedures used for the 201718 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC). It also provides information that will be helpful to analysts in accessing and understanding the restricted-use files containing the NPSAS:18-AC data. NPSAS:18-AC includes cross-sectional, nationally representative samples of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in postsecondary education in the United States. NPSAS:18 AC also includes state-representative samples of undergraduate students in some states, as well as in public 2 year and in public 4 year institution sectors within some states. The study covers topics pertaining to student enrollment with a focus on how individuals and families finance postsecondary education. NPSAS:18-AC is based solely on data collected from administrative data sources and, unlike other NPSAS studies, does not include student survey data.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: November 2021
Web Release: November 30, 2021
Publication #: NCES 2022477
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: User's Manual/Data File Documentation
Survey/Program Areas: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Cost of Higher Education
Higher Education
Postsecondary Education
Student Financial Aid
Questions: For questions about the content of this User's Manual/Data File Documentation, please contact:
Tracy Hunt-White.