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.
Heller, Donald E.
"Race, Gender, and Institutional Financial Aid Awards,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 31
, Article 4.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol31/iss1/4