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NCES 2019404 What High Schoolers and Their Parents Know About Public 4-Year Tuition and Fees in Their State
This Statistics in Brief describes high school student perceptions of the cost of college using data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). The analyses examine the accuracy of students' and parents' estimates of public 4-year college tuition and mandatory fees in their states by comparing their estimates with actual tuition and fee amounts obtained from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The report also examines students' perceptions about college affordability and their plans to enroll in college.
10/10/2018
NCES 2018418 Trends in Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Submissions
These Web Tables combine FAFSA submission data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, starting with the 2006–07 application cycle, with other nationally representative data to show variation in FAFSA submissions by region, state or jurisdiction, selected applicant characteristics, and over time. The publication presents two measures of the number of FAFSA submissions per person. One measure divides the number of FAFSA submissions by the number of individuals who are 18 through 24 years old, which approximates the population of potential traditional-age undergraduates. The other measure divides the number of FAFSA submissions by the enrollment of undergraduate and graduate students.
8/30/2018
NCES 2018059 IPEDS Student Financial Aid Brochure
IPEDS brochures inform data users (e.g., researchers, policy makers, members of the media, the general public, etc.) about the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

The Student Financial Aid Brochure uses graphics and plain language to describe the student groups for which IPEDS aid data are collected; the various types of aid data collected; differences in the data due to institutional calendar year; and aid data key terms.
5/31/2018
NCES 2018482 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) Data File Documentation
The 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) data file documentation has been produced to familiarize data users with the design and the procedures followed in data collection and processing. It also provides information that will be helpful to analysts in accessing and understanding the restricted-use files. The NPSAS sample includes students attending postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that were eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act. NPSAS focuses on how students and their families pay for postsecondary education, and contains a wide range of demographic information about the nation’s postsecondary students.
5/15/2018
NCES 2018484 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) Restricted-Use Data File
The 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study restricted-use data file contains data on a sample of 89,000 undergraduate and 24,000 graduate students attending 1,800 postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that were eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act. NPSAS focuses on how students and their families pay for postsecondary education, and contains a wide range of demographic information about the nation’s postsecondary students.
5/15/2018
NCES 2017136 IPEDS Presents: NCES Postsecondary Surveys

IPEDS brochures inform data users (e.g., researchers, policy makers, members of the media, the general public, etc.) about the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Title IV institutions participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial aid programs administered by the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Through several postsecondary data collections, NCES gathers information about where and how the aid is distributed and whether it had an impact on student outcomes.

This brochure describes the NCES postsecondary surveys, including: the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), and Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B).

4/30/2018
NCES 2018401 Debt After College: Employment, Enrollment, and Student-Reported Stress and Outcomes
These Web Tables present information obtained from the 2008/12 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12) and provide estimates of financial, employment, and enrollment outcomes in the 4 years following graduation for graduates with various levels of student loan debt. The outcomes and decisions of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients are of particular interest because this cohort completed college during the most recent economic recession, which can have implications for outcomes related to employment and additional education (Grusky, Western, and Wimer 2011). B&B:08/12 is a nationally representative, longitudinal sample survey of students who completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree during the 2007–08 academic year. The data for this report are drawn from the second follow-up, which was conducted in 2012–13. Results are presented by the amount students borrowed, ratio of loan payment to monthly salary, occupation, postbaccalaureate enrollment characteristics, undergraduate institution control, bachelor’s degree major, and demographic characteristics.
4/11/2018
NCES 2018466 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015–16
This First Look publication provides the first results of the 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16), the most comprehensive nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. The survey was conducted with about 89,000 undergraduate students and 24,000 graduate students attending 1,800 postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This report describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.
1/30/2018
NCES 2018411 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File (including the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement)
The 1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01) restricted-use data file contains data on a nationally representative sample of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 1995-96 academic year. These sample members were interviewed in their first, third, and sixth year since entering college. These record-level data are based on student interviews and other administrative data sources and allow users to examine topics related to enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment over six academic years, from 1995-96 to 2000-01. The file includes data from 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement, which appended student loan data from the National Student Loan Data System through 2015.
11/9/2017
NCES 2018412 2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File (including the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement and postsecondary education transcripts)
The 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) restricted-use data file contains data on a nationally representative sample of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 2003-04 academic year. These sample members were interviewed in their first, third, and sixth year since entering college. These record-level data are based on student interviews and other administrative data sources and allow users to examine topics related to enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment over six academic years, from 2003-04 to 2008-09. The file includes data from the postsecondary education transcripts (PETS) and the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement (which appended student loan data from the National Student Loan Data System through 2015).
11/9/2017
NCES 2018409 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement for the 1996 and 2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Cohorts
This publication provides guidance and documentation to users of the 2015 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Supplements. The 2015 FSA Supplements append data from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to the 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01) and the 2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) Restricted Use Data Files.
10/5/2017
NCES 2018410 Repayment of Student Loans as of 2015 Among 1995–96 and 2003–04 First-Time Beginning Students
This First Look report presents selected findings about the repayment of federal student loans using data from the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplements to two Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies (BPS) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report focuses on two cohorts of borrowers: those who began their postsecondary education in the 1995–96 academic year (BPS:96/01) and those who began in the 2003–04 academic year (BPS:04/09). The report presents estimates of both cohorts’ cumulative borrowing, repayment, and default statuses as of June 30, 2015, some 20 years after the 1995–96 cohort and 12 years after the 2003–04 cohort began postsecondary education.
10/5/2017
NCES 2017436 The Debt Burden of Bachelor's Degree Recipients
This Statistics in Brief examines the student loan repayment status and outstanding debt of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients 4 years after they completed their degree. The data used in this study are drawn from a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of students who completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree during the 2007–08 academic year—the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12).
4/20/2017
NCES 2017420 Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary Students: Selected Years 2003–04 through 2011–12
This Statistics in Brief examines the use of private education loans by both undergraduate and graduate students in the 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 academic years. The data used in this study are nationally representative of U.S. postsecondary students and are drawn from three administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)—NPSAS:04, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12.
11/29/2016
NCES 2016408 Reaching the Limit: Undergraduates Who Borrow the Maximum Amount in Federal Direct Loans: 2011–12
This Statistics in Brief examines students who took out their individual maximum amount in Stafford loans in 2011-12 compared with those who did so in 2007-08, by dependency status, income level, institution type, and attendance status. The report also investigates whether students borrowed their eligible maximum before turning to other sources of funds such as Parent PLUS or private loans.
9/29/2016
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