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National Center for Education Statistics

1Loans to students include only loans made directly to students; federal loans to parents (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students [PLUS]) and other loans made directly to parents are not included.

2Average grants (or loans) were calculated by dividing the total amount of grants (or loans) awarded by the total number of recipients of grants (or loans).

NOTE: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The numbers shown reflect the 6,406 institutions that reported the number of recipients by types of financial aid and the average amounts received. Percentages in the columns of this table use the corresponding count in the full-time, first-time undergraduates row as the denominator. Detail may not sum to totals because students with more than one source of financial aid were counted for each type of aid they received but were included only once in the total count. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) online glossary located at

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Spring 2011, Student Financial Aid component.