Thank you for your interest. EurekaFacts is a social science research firm conducting an important study on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is part of the U.S. Department of Education. NCES is authorized to conduct this study by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002, 20 U.S.C. §9543).

Background: The 2023-24 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:24) is a nationally representative study that collects data on how students and their families pay for postsecondary education. 

Objective: We need participants for online focus group sessions to provide feedback about survey questions related to postsecondary education and employment experiences. By participating in this study, you will improve the NPSAS:24 survey so that it can be easily understood and answered by thousands of other college students across the country. 

During the focus group session, you will be asked for your understanding and feedback about specific survey questions related to your postsecondary enrollment and employment experiences since July 1, 2020. Additionally, you will be asked to evaluate the difficulty of the questions, your confidence in your answers, and your understanding of the questions.

Details: The session will take approximately 90 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience. The sessions will be conducted remotely via a video online conferencing program. All of the information provided by participants may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151). 

If you qualify and participate in the focus group session, you will receive a $75 e-gift card from a major credit card company to thank you for your time and effort.

Device requirements: tablet, laptop, or desktop computer (not smartphone) with working webcam and microphone; and stable internet

Are you interested in participating in this online focus group session?

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this voluntary information collection is 1850-0803. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated at 5 minutes per response, including the time to review instructions, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate, suggestions for improving this collection, or comments or concerns about the contents or the status of your individual submission of this questionnaire, please write directly to: 2023-24 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, National Center for Education Statistics, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20202. 

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