Financial aid award data file


List of variables:

grant= value of financial aid grants received (dollars)
work= work-study awards received (dollars)
loanstudent loans received (dollars)
SAT= actual or imputed combined SAT scores
black= 1 if the respondent is African-American(=0 otherwise)
hisp= 1 if the respondent is Hispanic (=0 otherwise)
asian = 1 if the respondent is Asian-American (=0 otherwise)
female = 1 if the respondent is female (=0 otherwise)
mcol= 1 if the respondent's mother completed one or more years of college (=0 otherwise)
fcol= 1 if the respondent's father completed one or more years of college (=0 otherwise)
sibcol= 1 if the respondent had one or more siblings enrolled in college in 1972 (=0 otherwise)
rur72= 1 if the respondent lived in a rural area in 1972 (=0 otherwise)
urb72= 1 if the respondent lived in an urban area in 1972 (=0 otherwise)
hslead= 1 if the respondent was a leader in one or more student clubs or activities (= 0 otherwise)
hsath= 1 if the respondent was an athlete in high school (= 0 otherwise)
south= 1 if the respondent lived in the south in 1996 (=0 otherwise)
ne= 1 if the respondent lived in the northeast in 1996 (=0 otherwise)
nsib= # of siblings for the respondent
rank= high school percentile rank in class
linc= natural log of parents' income in 1972
The sample consists of 3347 individuals who reported that they had applied to one or more colleges in 1972.

Source: National Longitudinal Survey of the High School Class of 1972, National Center for Educational Statistics

John Kane - kane@oswego.edu
Department of Economics, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126