Sources of Grant Aid by Dependency Status and Family Income, Private Nonprofit Four-Year Institutions, 2011-12

Full-time private nonprofit four-year students with family incomes below $30,000 received an average of $22,830 in grant aid in 2011-12, with 56% coming from their institutions and 24% from the federal government.

Figure 2015_22A: Sources of Grant Aid by Dependency Status and Family Income, Private Nonprofit Four-Year Institutions, 2011-12

Figure 22A represents Sources of Grant Aid by Dependency Status and Family Income, Private Nonprofit Four-Year Institutions, 2011-12. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, see http://trends.collegeboard.org/student-aid.

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Percentages on the vertical axis are percentages of students in each group. The three lowest income groups represent the three lowest quartiles of parents’ income of all dependent students. The top two groups represent the top 10% and the next 15% of family income. Distribution of students by income varies by sector. 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.

  • Full-time private nonprofit four-year college students from families with incomes of $155,000 or higher received an average of $11,690 in grant aid in 2011-12, with 80% coming from their institutions and 16% from outside private sources, including employers.