STUDENT INDEBTEDNESS AND COMPOSITION IN U.S. SCHOOLS OF OPTOMETRY

Title STUDENT INDEBTEDNESS AND COMPOSITION IN U.S. SCHOOLS OF OPTOMETRY
Author, Co-Author Raymond Myers, Sharon Davis
Topic
Year
1992
Day
Sunday
Program Number
2:30 pm
Room
Scotland A
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Abstract The purpose of the study was to determine the extent and distribution of indebtedness among optometric students. 561 students from 1995 class and 217 from the 1992 class responded through questionnaires provided by school admissions departments and completed annonymously. Mean expected indebtedness for the 1992 class was $47,100 and $54,700 for the 1995 class, for which educational loan sources were 66% of the total. The relationship of private compared with public institutions, marital status, and age is discussed. Additionally, the composition of funding sources is discussed in relation to the burden of higher interest bearing loans required for students borrowing larger sums.
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