Undergraduate Grant Aid

The share of undergraduates receiving aid increased across all types of aid – state grant aid, institutional grant aid, and federal grant aid. Average state grant aid increased by 54% between 2010 and 2020 compared to federal grant aid, which increased by just 5%.

Notes: Average aid and share of undergraduates receiving aid are for first-time, full-time undergraduates at public two- and four-year institutions only. Data not available in all years for all states or territories.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Student Financial Aid, 2010-11 to 2020-21.

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Colleen Falkenstern

Senior Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research