Average Aid per Student over Time: All Postsecondary Students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students

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In 2016-17, undergraduate students received an average of $14,400 in aid per full-time equivalent (FTE) student, including $8,440 in grants from all sources, $4,620 in federal loans, and $1,340 in a combination of tax credits and deductions and Federal Work-Study (FWS).

Table 3: Average Aid per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student in 2016 Dollars over Time

Average Aid per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student in 2016 Dollars over Time

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: The figures reported here reflect total student aid amounts divided across all students, including non-recipients. Total Aid includes Federal Work-Study and Education Tax Benefits.

SOURCES: See Notes & Sources for a list of sources for data included in Table 3; NCES, IPEDS fall enrollment data.