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National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2003-04

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2003-04 (NPSAS:04), is a study that is part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) program. NPSAS:04 ( is a cross-sectional survey that is designed to compile a comprehensive research dataset, based on student-level records, on financial aid provided by the federal government, the states, postsecondary institutions, employers, and private agencies along with student demographic and enrollment data. The study was conducted using multiple sources, including institutional records, government databases, and student interviews. NPSAS:04 contains the data on a sample of about 109,210 postsecondary students who were enrolled at any time between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004 in about 1,670 postsecondary institutions. The data are representative of all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that were eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Statistics produced from the NPSAS:04 provide reliable national estimates of characteristics related to financial aid for postsecondary students.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Data Update Frequency R/P4Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_2005158
Data First Published 2005-02-11
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2005-02-28
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P4Y
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 91058947-882b-4c12-9f26-e8d6c2455cf7
Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Statistics > National Center for Education Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 6a4cca3400a90345964438c97ab891d8c7ffe83b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
System of Records
Temporal 2003/2004

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