Net Price at Public Two-Year Institutions by Dependency Status and Income, 2011-12

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On average, in 2011-12, full-time independent students at public two-year colleges, as well as dependent students from families in both the lowest and the second income quartiles, received enough grant aid from all sources combined to cover tuition and fees as well as a portion of living and other expenses.

Figure 2014_14B: Published and Net Prices of Full-Time Students at Public Two-Year Institutions, by Dependency Status and Family Income, 2011-12

Figure 14B represents Net Price at Public Two-Year Institutions by Dependency Status and Income, 2011-12. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, see http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing.

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Family income quartiles are based on all dependent undergraduate students across all sectors. Lowest: less than $30,000; second: $30,000 to $64,999; third: $65,000 to $105,999; highest: $106,000 or higher. Total grant aid includes veterans’ benefits. Includes full-time undergraduate students who were U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

SOURCE: NCES, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2012.

  • On average, in 2011-12, full-time independent students at public two-year colleges, as well as dependent students from families in both the lowest and the second income quartiles, received enough grant aid from all sources combined to cover tuition and fees as well as a portion of living and other expenses.