Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 2014-15

In 2014-15, public two-year college students, constituting 32% of full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate enrollment, received 35% 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, 2014-15

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Precise data on the current distribution of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are not available. 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.

  • In 2014-15, students in the private nonprofit sector accounted for 18% of undergraduate and 21% of total postsecondary FTE enrollment. They received 68% of Grad PLUS, 51% of Perkins Loans, and 40% of Federal Work-Study funds.