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  • Full-time, first-time undergraduate students enrolled at HBCUs were slightly more likely to receive financial aid, compared with full-time, first-time students attending all institutions (77 vs. 70 percent) (figure 4). Over 80 percent of students enrolled in private not-for-profit 4-year schools received financial aid whether or not the school was an HBCU (table A-64).
  • The average federal grant amount for students enrolled in private, not-for-profit 4- year HBCUs was $3,200, and the comparable average for all private, not-for-profit 4-year schools was $2,900 (table A-64).
  • Average institutional grant amounts for HBCU students attending 2- and 4-year public schools were higher than for all 2- and 4-year public school students. The opposite was the case for 2- and 4-year private, not-for-profit schools. The average institutional grant amount was $7,500 for all 4-year private, not-for-profit school students and $4,500 for HBCU students (table A-64).

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