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Statistical Analysis Report:

Characteristics of Students Who Borrow to Finance Their Postsecondary Education

November 1994

(NCES 95-310) Ordering information

Highlights

This report uses data from the 1989–90 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:90) to examine the use of loans to finance postsecondary education. For undergraduates and graduate and first-professional students separately, it looks at variation in borrowing by student and institutional characteristics, compares the characteristics of borrowers and nonborrowers, and examines borrowing in relation to need and other financial aid. Some of the highlights are as follows:

Undergraduates

Graduate and First-Professional Students

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For more information about the content of this report, contact Aurora D'Amico at Aurora.D'Amico@ed.gov.