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Title:  Trends in Graduate Student Financing: Selected Years, 1995–96 to 2011–12
Description: These tables present data from five administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (1995-96, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12) showing trends in how graduate students financed their education. Data include the demographic attributes and academic characteristics of graduate students and their average price of attendance. It details the proportion who received financial aid and the average amounts of various types received, including grants and scholarships, loans, assistantships, and employer aid. It displays trends in the ratio of loans to total aid amount, maximum federal borrowing, and the cumulative indebtedness of graduate students. The data are presented separately for students in the largest graduate degree programs and by various demographic and enrollment characteristics, including age, sex, citizenship, race/ethnicity, marital status, income, attendance status, tuition level, field of study, and type of institution attended.
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Cover Date: January 2015
Web Release: January 22, 2015
Publication #: NCES 2015026
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Tables
Survey/Program Areas: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Cost of Higher Education
Debt Burden
Graduate Education
Higher Education
Institutional Aid
Postsecondary Education
Student Financial Aid
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