Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 2015-16

In 2015-16, public two-year college students, constituting 32% of full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate enrollment, received 34% of Pell Grant funds. Students in this sector received less than their proportionate share of funds from all other federal student aid programs.

Figure 6B: Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 2015-16

Figure 6B represents Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 2015-16. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, download the Excel spreadsheet.

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Excludes aid to students enrolled in public less-than-two-year colleges and to students enrolled in foreign institutions. Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

SOURCES: See Notes and Sources for a list of sources of data on federal aid programs; NCES, IPEDS Enrollment data.

  • In 2015-16, students in the private nonprofit sector accounted for 18% of undergraduate and 22% of total postsecondary FTE enrollment. They received 67% of Grad PLUS, 50% of Perkins Loans, and 41% of Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds.