NCES announces plan to field a new financial aid data collection with state representative samples
The 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC) will leverage administrative data from postsecondary institutions and the Department of Education to provide nationally representative financial aid estimates. It is designed to complement existing financial aid data collections to provide estimates on a 2-year cycle instead of the current 4-year cycle. Additionally, NCES anticipates that NPSAS:18-AC will have representative samples from most U.S. States. This design will allow researchers to generate state representative financial aid estimates and compare financial aid programs at the state level. Data collection is scheduled to occur in 2018 with associated products and publications to be released in 2019.
NCES completes full scale data collection for NPSAS:16
The student interview and student records data collection for the 2016-17 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) has been completed. Publications and data products for this study will be released in late 2017.
Trends in Net Price
This newly released table includes average total price, net price after grants, and out-of-pocket net prices in constant 2007 dollars for undergraduate students in 1999-2000, 2003-2004, and 2007-2008.
Trends in Graduate Borrowing: Selected Years, 1995–96 to 2007–08
Tables focus on present trends in borrowing such as rates, average loan amounts, cumulative loan amounts for undergraduate and graduate levels, average ratio of loans to total financial aid, and rates of borrowing the full maximum Stafford loan amount for graduate and first-professional students.
Profile of Undergraduate Students: 2007–08
How students paid for college in 2008 by demographics, enrollment characteristics, employment, financial aid received, debt levels, community service/voting behavior, disability status, and remedial coursetaking.