Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 2016-17
In 2016-17, public two-year college students, who made up 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 8: Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 2016-17
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 2016-17, students in the private nonprofit sector accounted for 18% of undergraduate and 22% of total postsecondary FTE enrollment. They received 68% of Grad PLUS, 48% of Perkins Loans, and 41% of FWS funds.