State Grant Aid per Undergraduate Student by State, 2015-16

In 2015-16, state grant aid per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student ranged from under $200 in 10 states to over $1,000 in 14 states.

Figure 20A: State Grant Aid per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Undergraduate Student, 2015-16

Figure 20A represents State Grant Aid per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Undergraduate Student, 2015-16. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, download the Excel spreadsheet.

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Full-time equivalent students include both state residents and out-of-state students. States do not award grant aid to nonresidents.
 
SOURCES: NASSGAP Annual Survey, 2015-16, Tables 1 and 12; calculations by the authors.
  • The four states with the highest grant aid per FTE student considered financial circumstances for between 0% and 28% of the aid awarded. (Figure 19B)
  • South Carolina, with the highest grant aid per FTE undergraduate student, considered the financial circumstances of recipients for 17% of state grant funds in 2015-16. Georgia, the second most generous state, allocates its grant funds without regard to students’ financial circumstances. (Figure 19B)