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Abstract

This paper analyzes data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) to examine the awarding of institutional need based versus non-need-based grants to undergraduate students. The purpose of the study is to determine: 1} how the use of these different types of grants has changed in recent years; 2) the socioeconomic characteristics of the students receiving them; and, 3) how institutional and student characteristics help predict who will receive an institutional grant.

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