Table 19. Average annual total price, loans, grants, and net access price (in constant 2009–10 dollars) for full-time, full-year dependent undergraduates, by institution control and level: Academic years 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08
Control and level of institution 1999–2000 2003–04 2007–08
Public 2-year      
Total $10,900 $11,400 $12,100
Loans 400 600 900
Grants 1,400 1,700 1,800
Net access price 9,100 9,100 9,400
Public 4-year      
Total 15,800 17,500 19,300
Loans 3,100 3,800 4,600
Grants 2,500 3,100 3,700
Net access price 10,200 10,700 11,000
Private not-for-profit 4-year      
Total 31,200 34,200 37,400
Loans 6,100 7,000 8,500
Grants 8,900 9,700 10,900
Net access price 16,200 17,600 18,100
Private for-profit less-than-4-year      
Total 23,600 22,900 24,200
Loans 8,100 7,500 9,000
Grants 2,600 3,600 2,700
Net access price 12,800 11,900 12,400
NOTE: Total includes net access price, loans, and grants. Net access price is an estimate of the cash outlay that students and their families need to make in a given year to cover educational expenses. It is calculated here as the total price of attendance minus grants and loans. Full time refers to students who attended full time (as defined by the institution) for the full year (at least 9 months at a 2- or 4-year institution or 6 months at a less-than-4-year institution). Averages were computed for all students, including those who did not receive financial aid. Data were adjusted by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) to 2009–10 dollars. Estimates exclude students who were not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and, therefore, were ineligible for federal student aid; students who attended more than one institution in a year, due to the difficulty in matching information on price and aid; and students who attended private for-profit 4-year institutions, due to their small number. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, and NPSAS:08).