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Survey: Nearly 1/2 of All Postsecondary Students Receive Aid

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WASHINGTON--Nearly half of the nation's postsecondary students received some form of financial aid in 1986, according to the first national, comprehensive survey of how such students pay for their education.

Just over half of all undergraduates who responded to the survey relied solely on their own resources or those of their families to finance their education. But 46 percent relied on some form of financial aid to supplement personal contributions, according to "Undergraduate Financing of Postsecondary Education,'' a 161-page report published by the Education Department's office of educational research and improvement.

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