Academic Year Reports 2007-2008
Notes regarding the calculations of aid recipients on these inventory reports:
Prior to the 1999-2000 academic year, financial aid recipients were counted on a head count basis regardless of the number of terms they attended. Beginning with 1999-2000, financial aid recipients are counted according to the number of terms registered. This change was to allow for more precision in two statistics: the percent of students with aid and the average award per enrolled student. Prior to 1999-2000, total aid recipients reflected the number of students who received aid for at least one term during the academic year and the overall average for aid awards reflected the lower amounts received by students attending just part of an academic year. Beginning with 1999-2000, the number of recipients and the overall average for aid awards are now expressed as full-year-equivalent figures. The total number of recipients indicates how many full year aid awards there are and the average aid awards now reflect the amount of aid UC students receive for the full-year-equivalent of a full academic year.
Beginning with 1999-2000, a student is assigned a value of 1/3 for each term registered at a quarter-system campus. For each term registered at a semester-system campus, the student is assigned a value of 1/2. Students are assigned a whole value of 1 if they are registered in every non-summer term. Students are also assigned a whole value of 1 if the student level is unknown (i.e. those students captured in the Unknown Student Level Inventory Reports). These students do not have any registration data associated with them and therefore the number of terms they attended cannot be determined. Prior to 1999-2000, every student was assigned a value of 1 irrespective of the number of terms registered.