Sources of Grant Aid for Full-Time Undergraduates by Sector, 2011-12

Full-time private nonprofit four-year college students receive about two-thirds of their grant aid from their institutions; public four-year students get one-quarter of their grant aid from their institutions.

Figure 2015_21A: Sources of Grant Aid for Full-Time Undergraduates by Sector, 2011-12

Figure 21A represents Sources of Grant Aid for Full-Time Undergraduates by Sector, 2011-12. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, see http://trends.collegeboard.org/student-aid.

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Includes full-time students who were U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

SOURCES: NCES, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2012; PowerStats calculations by the authors.

  • In 2011-12, 21% of the grant aid received by full-time students enrolled in for-profit institutions came from federal military and veterans assistance and another 64% came from other federal programs, primarily Pell Grants; 9% came from employers and other outside sources.