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National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, 1987

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) Series
Publication Date
1990-10-16
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
college students; debt; demographic characteristics; education costs; education expenditures; funding; grants; higher education; loans; parents; payments; postsecondary education; student financial aid; student loans
Description
  • Abstract

    The National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey (NPSAS) collected data from students, former students, parents, and institutions in order to determine how postsecondary student financial aid is targeted, received, and used. The survey, which focused on Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) recipients, was designed to address such basic questions as who received financial aid, how financial aid was distributed among different types of students and institutions, how much students borrowed to finance their education expenses, and what sources of support students used to pay for postsecondary education. The NPSAS-Student Loan Recipient Survey (SLRS) gathered information on education of respondents, loan received, employment history, and background characteristics such as sex, age, race, citizenship, residence, marital status, and current employment. A parent survey was also conducted, and data were collected on relationship to student, total number of children in family, how much respondents spent on clothing, food, and books and supplies for students, other loans taken out, when respondents started saving for their children's college expenses, and what type of savings accounts they used. The NPSAS-Student Loan Recipient Transcript Survey was designed to gather postsecondary school transcripts for the GSL recipients who were surveyed in the SLRS. The Transcript Survey utilized four levels of inquiry: student, transcript, term, and course. In order to update records on GSL recipients, postsecondary institutions attended by former loan recipients were surveyed. The survey contacted all types of institutions, including public, private nonprofit, and private for-profit two- and four-year institutions, along with schools offering only occupational programs of less than two years. Data were collected concerning financial aid award amounts, student characteristics, educational activities, programs of study elected by loan recipients, classes taken, and financial aid and registrar records.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Parent Survey
    • DS2: Loan Recipient
    • DS3: Student Update
    • DS4: Transcript-Course
    • DS5: Transcript-Student
    • DS6: Transcript-Term
    • DS7: Transcript
    • DS8: SAS Control Cards for Loan Recipient
    • DS9: SAS Control Cards for Transcript-Course
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1987
    Time period: 1976--1987
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All individuals who applied for and received Guaranteed Student Loans through the GSL or the Federally Insured Student Loan (FISL) program between 1976 and 1987.
Sampling
The NPSAS-SLRS used a multistage probability sample of individuals awarded loans through the GSL or the Federally Insured Student Loan (FISL) program, and who left postsecondary schooling during the period from 1976 to 1985. The sample was designed to include both Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) and non-HEGIS schools, including public and private two- and four-year institutions within both school types. Classification of schools was taken from the 1984-85 HEGIS files.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB9299AP.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-18 File CB9299.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics (OE-300-86-0044).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9299 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Horn, Laura J., Carroll, C. Dennis. Nontraditional Undergraduates: Trends in Enrollment from 1986 to 1992 and Persistence and Attainment Among 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students. NCES 97-578, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1996.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs/97578.pdf (URL)
  • Carroll, Dennis. Changes in Undergraduate Student Financial Aid: Fall 1986 to Fall 1989. NCES 93-157, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1993.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs93/93157.pdf (URL)
  • Carroll, Dennis. Quality of Responses, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 1987. NCES 93-446, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1993.
  • Carroll, Dennis. Students in Less-Than-4-Year Institutions. NCES 92-206, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1992.
  • Schmitt, Carl. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 1987: Parental Financial Support for Undergraduate Education. NCES 92-390, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1992.
  • Malitz, Gerald. Methodology Report for the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 1987. NCES 90-309, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1990.
  • Schmitt, Carl. Profile of American (U.S.) Students. NCES 90-353, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1990.
  • Stowe, Peter. Undergraduate Financial Aid Awards: A Report of the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. NCES 90-332, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1990.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs90/90332.pdf (URL)
  • Zimbler, Linda, Stowe, Peter. Characteristics of Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) Recipients. NCES 90-349, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1990.
  • Andrew, Lloyd D., Russo, Rocco. Who Gets What? Impact of Financial Aid Policies. Virginia: . 1989.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics (1990): National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, 1987. Version 1. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09299.v1