Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) Full Scale Student Data Collection
Abstract: The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a nationally representative study of how students and their families finance postsecondary education was first implemented by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1987 and has been fielded every 3 to 4 years since. The next major data collection will occur in 2016 following a field test collection in 2015. This submission is for the ninth cycle in the series, NPSAS:16, which will also serve as the base year study for the 2016 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B) which provides data on the various paths of recent college graduates into employment and additional education. The NPSAS:16 sample will include about 2,000 institutions and about 128,000 students. Institution contacting began in October 2015 and student data collection will be conducted from January through September 2016. The NPSAS:16 full scale institution contacting and enrollment list collection was approved in July 2015 (OMB# 1850-0666 v.15-16). This submission covers NPSAS:16 full scale materials and procedures required for student record abstractions, student surveying, and matching data to administrative files. Because the institution contacting and enrollment list collection will still be ongoing at the time this request is approved, the burden and materials from the NPSAS:16 Full Scale Institution Contacting And Enrollment List Collection request (OMB# 1850-0666 v.15-16) are being carried over in this submission.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 30, 2015.
Tax dollars, collected from American citizens must not be spent to insure the profits of corporations by supplying them with information as to how students and families spend their income.
Since 1987 tax dollars have been syphoned away from states, not helping them to provide all children in every public school with an excellent education, and poured into the coffers of “hedgehog” corporations and then into the pockets of politicians.
Every child in America deserves an education that is concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens and leaders.
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