Average Net Price over Time for Full-Time Students, by Sector

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In 2017-18, the average full-time in-state public four-year college student receives an estimated $5,830 in grant aid and federal tax credits and deductions, covering 58% of the $9,970 published tuition and fee price.

Table 7: Published and Net Prices in 2017 Dollars by Sector, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, 1990-91 to 2017-18

Published and Net Prices in 2017 Dollars by Sector, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, 1990-91 to 2017-18

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Estimates of net price exclude military/veterans aid, which awards relatively large amounts to a small number of students. Because information on grant aid and education tax benefits for 2017-18 is not yet available, the net price for 2017-18 is estimated based on 2016-17 financial aid data. Room and board charges in the public two-year sector refer to housing and food costs for commuter students since few community colleges provide on-campus housing.

SOURCES: College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; Trends in Student Aid 2017; NCES, IPEDS Fall Enrollment data.