Used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. The designations are used to categorize U.S. citizens, resident aliens, and other eligible non-citizens. There is a hierarchy:
Individuals are asked to first designate ethnicity as:
Second, individuals are asked to indicate all races that apply among the following:
Soon to add other non-binary options. IPEDS only reports Male and Female; If it is unknown then gender is assigned randomly
Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. The Pell status is as of the term, based on their status during the reporting point in time of that term.