Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Table P50. Average selected costs and financial aid amounts for credential-seeking undergraduates, by credential goal and curriculum area: 2007–08
Credential goal and curriculum area   Number of students   Tuition and fees   Student budget1   Net price2   Unmet need3   Total student aid amount awarded to recipients   Loan amount awarded to recipients   Grant amount awarded to recipients   Work-study amount awarded to recipients
                                     
All credential-seeking undergraduates   19,440,000   $6,100   $14,500   $11,800   $6,000   $8,700   $7,100   $5,000   $2,400
                                     
Subbaccalaureate credential   9,822,000   2,700   9,300   8,100   4,700   5,300   6,100   2,500   3,000
                                     
Career education   6,383,000   3,300   10,200   8,900   5,500   5,800   6,300   2,600   3,000
Academic education   2,361,000   1,700   7,700   6,800   3,200   4,100   4,900   2,500   2,600
Undeclared   1,079,000   1,400   7,300   6,500   3,200   3,900   5,600   2,200   3,100
                                     
Certificate   1,437,000   5,300   11,900   10,600   7,400   6,900   6,900   2,500   3,000
                                     
Career education   1,253,000   5,600   12,400   10,900   7,800   7,000   6,900   2,600   3,000
Academic education   64,000   4,100   10,000   9,300   4,900   5,800   7,700   1,900  
Undeclared   120,000   2,600   7,800   7,100   4,000   5,200   5,900   1,900  
                                     
Associate’s degree   8,385,000   2,300   8,800   7,700   4,200   5,000   5,800   2,500   3,000
                                     
Career education   5,130,000   2,800   9,600   8,400   4,900   5,500   6,100   2,600   3,000
Academic education   2,297,000   1,600   7,700   6,700   3,100   4,100   4,700   2,500   2,600
Undeclared   959,000   1,300   7,200   6,400   3,100   3,700   5,500   2,200   3,000
                                     
Bachelor’s degree   9,617,000   9,600   20,000   15,800   7,300   11,400   7,700   7,000   2,200
                                     
Career education   5,700,000   9,000   19,300   15,500   7,400   10,900   7,800   6,300   2,300
Academic education   3,335,000   10,600   21,000   16,200   7,400   12,200   7,700   7,800   2,200
Undeclared   582,000   10,600   20,200   15,400   6,100   11,300   6,600   8,000   2,100
‡ Reporting standards not met; too few cases to report.
1 Student budget includes tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies.
2 Net price is equal to student budget minus all grants.
3 Unmet need is equal to net price minus expected family contribution. Negative values were recoded to zero.
NOTE: Data include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08).
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.