Student Aid and Nonfederal Loans in Current Dollars over Time

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The data reported here have not been adjusted for inflation. In other words, Table 2 reports actual expenditures each year. Comparisons over time should be interpreted with caution because of changes in the purchasing power of dollars.

Table 2: Student Aid and Nonfederal Loans in Current Dollars (in Millions), 1970-71 to 2016-17

Student Aid and Nonfederal Loans in Current Dollars (in Millions), 1970-71  to 2016-17

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Table 2 excludes a variety of small federal grant and loan programs as well as some small programs for veterans and members of the military. The latest available data for education tax benefits are for calendar year 2015. Later figures are estimates. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds reflect federal allocations and do not include the required matching funds from institutions. Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCES: See Notes & Sources for a list of sources for data included in Table 2.