2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS: 08) Full-scale methodology report. Technical report (NCES 2011-188)
The 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08), conducted for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), has collected comprehensive data on how students and their families pay for postsecondary education. The first NPSAS study was conducted in 1986–87 to meet the need for national-level data about significant financial aid issues. Since 1987, NPSAS has been conducted every 3 to 4 years, the last cycle, NPSAS:04, having been conducted during the 2003–04 academic year. The primary objective of NPSAS:08 is to produce reliable national estimates of characteristics related to financial aid for postsecondary students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.