Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1994

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate specific changes made to the federal need analysis formula between aid years 1992 and 1993. The subjects examined were 1992 dependent student, firm family financial aid applicants at Iowa State University. A random sample of 200 records was drawn from a farm population of 2225 students;Aid applicant data were drawn from the institutions student aid system. These files were then reprocessed using federally approved need analysis calculators. Various computations, with and without assets, were performed using both 1992 and 1993 need analysis. The intent of these calculations was to compare changes in parental contribution and Pell Grant awards between years and formulas;The output results were compared and contrasted using paired t-Tests for dependent sample means. The results suggest significant differences between need formulas and aid years with regard to the dependent variables. The study suggested an increasing trend toward higher unmet student need and lower federal Pell Grant awards. As resources become more scarce, these results have strong implications for campus based aid policy decisions.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-10056

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Charles F. Turner

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9518450

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

124 pages

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