Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Missed Opportunities: Students Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid

 Email  Share  Print

Missed Opportunities: Students Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid

October 01, 2004

​​This issue brief analyzes the rate at which undergraduates failed to file a financial aid application and describes the characteristics of those who did not apply, disaggregating the data by student dependency status, income, attendance status, and institution type. It also estimates the share of non-filers who may have been eligible for a federal Pell Grant based on their attendance status and an estimate of their expected family contribution. Finally, this brief reports the share of students who completed a FAFSA after the application deadline for many state and institutional aid programs, thereby reducing the amount of aid they may have received.

 

More on Financial Aid