State Grant Aid per Undergraduate Student by State, 2016-17

In 2016-17, state grant aid per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student ranged from under $200 in nine states to over $1,000 in 13 states.

Figure 24A: State Grant Aid per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Undergraduate Student, 2016-17

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, 2016-17, Tables 1 and 12; calculations by the authors.

  • South Carolina, with the highest grant aid per FTE undergraduate student, considered the financial circumstances of recipients for only 17% of state grant funds in 2016-17. Georgia, the second most generous state, allocates its grant funds without regard to students’ financial circumstances. (Figure 23B)