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Table 332.40. Percentage of part-time or part-year postbaccalaureate students receiving financial aid, by type of aid, level of study, and control and level of institution: Selected years, 1992-93 through 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Level of study,
control and level of institution
Number of students1  (in thousands) Percent receiving aid
Any aid2 Fellowship grants Tuition waivers Assistantships3 Employer (includes college staff) Loans
Any loans Stafford4 Perkins5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1992-93, all institutions 1,980 (—) 36.8 (0.81) [6 ]   (†) 5.0   (0.38) 4.3   (0.28) 16.7   (0.70) 10.5   (0.52) 9.4   (0.48) 1.0   (0.13)
Master's degree 1,322 (—) 37.5 (0.85) [6 ]   (†) 4.6   (0.48) 3.8   (0.37) 18.6   (0.90) 10.3   (0.62) 9.3   (0.53) 0.9   (0.15)
Public 773 (—) 33.6 (1.00) [6 ]   (†) 4.9   (0.49) 5.2   (0.46) 14.6   (0.82) 9.9   (0.65) 9.0   (0.55) 1.2   (0.23)
4-year doctoral 489 (—) 37.8 (1.25) [6 ]   (†) 6.5   (0.66) 6.7   (0.70) 14.6   (1.05) 11.8   (0.90) 10.7   (0.74) 1.5   (0.33)
Other 4-year 284 (—) 26.3 (1.39) [6 ]   (†) 2.2   (0.59) 2.6   (0.62) 14.4   (1.09) 6.5   (0.76) 6.0   (0.76) 0.6 ! (0.21)
Private 549 (—) 43.0 (1.55) [6 ]   (†) 4.2   (0.68) 1.8 ! (0.60) 24.4   (1.45) 11.0   (1.02) 9.7   (0.88) 0.5 ! (0.18)
4-year doctoral 357 (—) 44.8 (1.91) [6 ]   (†) 4.4   (0.89) 2.5 ! (0.81) 25.1   (1.71) 11.9   (1.16) 10.5   (0.99) 0.6 ! (0.26)
Other 4-year 192 (—) 39.6 (2.82) [6 ]   (†) 3.8   (1.10) 0.7 ! (0.30) 23.1   (2.31) 9.3   (1.57) 8.1   (1.31)   (†)
                                                   
Doctor's degree 149 (—) 48.5 (2.56) [6 ]   (†) 12.7   (2.19) 17.0   (1.78) 12.0   (1.49) 7.3   (1.16) 6.9   (1.19) 0.8 ! (0.35)
Public 97 (—) 48.6 (3.10) [6 ]   (†) 15.0   (2.91) 17.0   (2.16) 12.9   (1.89) 7.0   (1.19) 6.5   (1.20)   (†)
Private 51 (—) 48.2 (5.53) [6 ]   (†) 8.3   (2.05) 17.0   (4.31) 10.2   (2.47) 7.6 ! (2.76) 7.5 ! (2.79)   (†)
                                                   
First-professional 64 (—) 58.6 (3.04) [6 ]   (†) 5.9   (1.41) 3.1   (0.92) 6.1   (1.34) 45.6   (3.35) 42.0   (3.20) 6.2   (0.84)
Public 24 (—) 51.7 (4.43) [6 ]   (†) 6.8   (1.65) 6.1 ! (2.23) 5.0 ! (1.61) 42.4   (3.99) 41.4   (3.86) 8.5   (1.77)
Private 40 (—) 62.6 (3.43) [6 ]   (†) 5.4 ! (1.77) 1.4 ! (0.50) 6.7   (1.81) 47.5   (4.28) 42.3   (3.94) 4.9   (0.96)
                                                   
Other graduate 415 (—) 27.0 (1.42) [6 ]   (†) 3.4   (0.55) 1.6   (0.32) 13.4   (1.00) 7.1   (0.68) 6.0   (0.59)   (†)
                                                   
1999-2000, all institutions 1,739 (—) 48.7 (0.72) 4.9   (0.27) 5.8   (0.32) 5.4   (0.34) 20.1   (0.66) 19.3   (0.51) 18.2   (0.47) 1.0   (0.13)
Master's degree 1,140 (—) 51.2 (0.84) 4.4   (0.36) 5.0   (0.32) 4.7   (0.35) 23.1   (0.82) 20.6   (0.69) 19.4   (0.64) 0.8   (0.14)
Public 635 (—) 47.0 (1.18) 3.8   (0.51) 6.3   (0.55) 6.2   (0.56) 20.6   (1.32) 16.8   (0.84) 15.7   (0.78) 0.7   (0.16)
4-year doctoral 438 (—) 50.3 (1.55) 4.2   (0.47) 7.4   (0.71) 7.9   (0.78) 21.4   (1.61) 17.8   (1.23) 16.7   (1.17) 0.5 ! (0.17)
Other 4-year 188 (—) 39.2 (1.96) 3.2 ! (1.41) 4.2   (0.93) 2.3   (0.46) 18.5   (2.28) 14.4   (1.47) 13.6   (1.49) 1.2 ! (0.41)
Private 505 (—) 56.5 (1.29) 5.2   (0.54) 3.3   (0.41) 2.8   (0.50) 26.2   (1.12) 25.3   (1.06) 24.0   (1.05) 0.9 ! (0.30)
4-year doctoral 326 (—) 57.7 (1.46) 6.4   (0.68) 3.6   (0.56) 3.3   (0.51) 25.3   (1.22) 25.0   (1.24) 23.8   (1.25) 0.9 ! (0.34)
Other7 178 (—) 54.1 (2.31) 3.1 ! (0.92) 2.5   (0.61) 1.9 ! (0.92) 28.0   (2.13) 25.7   (2.02) 24.4   (2.06)   (†)
                                                   
Doctor's degree 161 (—) 54.5 (1.78) 10.7   (0.93) 14.8   (1.22) 20.7   (1.57) 14.0   (1.35) 14.8   (1.33) 14.2   (1.36)   (†)
Public 109 (—) 53.1 (2.32) 8.8   (0.84) 19.4   (1.34) 25.6   (1.97) 12.1   (1.45) 12.5   (1.12) 11.9   (1.12)   (†)
Private 52 (—) 57.6 (2.82) 14.7   (2.43) 5.3   (1.55) 10.5   (1.77) 18.0   (3.10) 19.6   (3.09) 19.0   (3.22)   (†)
                                                   
First-professional 73 (—) 75.7 (3.13) 10.0   (2.66) 5.2 ! (1.58)   (†) 10.8   (2.04) 58.2   (4.36) 54.9   (4.99) 6.7 ! (2.64)
Public 22 (—) 72.3 (6.92) 8.3 ! (3.63)   (†)   (†) 7.9 ! (3.76) 57.3   (8.38) 53.2   (7.99) 4.6 ! (1.88)
Private 51 (—) 77.2 (3.05) 10.8 ! (3.60) 5.9 ! (2.11) 2.7 ! (1.31) 12.1   (2.78) 58.5   (5.31) 55.7   (6.49) 7.6 ! (3.65)
                                                   
Other graduate 365 (—) 32.9 (1.79) 2.6   (0.44) 4.4   (0.79) 1.3   (0.33) 15.2   (1.31) 9.5   (1.09) 8.9   (1.10) 0.4 ! (0.17)
                                                   
2007-08, all institutions 2,349 (—) 66.9 (0.84) 6.6   (0.50) 6.8   (0.33) 9.7   (0.37) 27.2   (0.93) 34.6   (0.70) 30.5   (0.64) 0.9   (0.09)
Master's degree 1,656 (—) 69.1 (1.09) 5.5   (0.45) 5.6   (0.39) 7.5   (0.39) 29.8   (1.22) 36.8   (0.98) 32.7   (0.93) 0.9   (0.12)
Public 831 (—) 65.8 (1.38) 4.6   (0.53) 7.2   (0.68) 10.7   (0.72) 27.8   (1.42) 32.7   (1.16) 27.8   (0.90) 1.0   (0.16)
4-year doctoral 633 (—) 67.8 (1.59) 5.0   (0.64) 8.4   (0.80) 12.2   (0.94) 29.3   (1.70) 32.2   (1.35) 27.9   (1.16) 0.9   (0.18)
Other 4-year 198 (—) 59.4 (2.99) 3.0 ! (0.97) 3.6 ! (1.18) 6.0   (1.17) 22.7   (2.56) 34.5   (2.98) 27.2   (2.63) 1.2 ! (0.37)
Private 825 (—) 72.4 (1.58) 6.4   (0.73) 4.0   (0.50) 4.3   (0.44) 31.8   (1.85) 40.9   (1.41) 37.6   (1.40) 0.8   (0.18)
4-year doctoral 510 (—) 71.1 (1.51) 8.0   (0.95) 3.8   (0.52) 5.6   (0.59) 32.8   (1.20) 36.6   (1.32) 32.8   (1.23) 1.1   (0.29)
Other7 315 (—) 74.7 (3.20) 3.9   (0.77) 4.3   (0.97) 2.3   (0.56) 30.1   (4.48) 48.0   (2.91) 45.3   (2.88) 0.2 ! (0.11)
                                                   
Doctor's degree 272 (—) 79.8 (1.91) 17.1   (2.08) 16.3   (1.76) 33.9   (3.38) 19.2   (1.71) 33.3   (4.77) 30.4   (5.04) 0.5 ! (0.25)
Public 155 (—) 76.6 (1.55) 16.8   (1.67) 24.2   (1.51) 47.1   (2.01) 19.6   (1.42) 18.8   (1.25) 15.8   (1.15)   (†)
Private 117 (—) 84.1 (3.88) 17.4   (4.56) 6.0 ! (2.00) 16.4   (4.25) 18.6   (4.05) 52.6   (8.57) 49.8   (9.24)   (†)
                                                   
First-professional 59 (—) 85.8 (2.50) 20.2   (3.96) 6.4 ! (2.49) 10.2   (1.99) 16.3   (2.17) 68.3   (3.91) 62.7   (4.59) 4.0 ! (1.46)
Public 20 (—) 88.6 (4.88) 13.5   (3.95) 10.8 ! (4.22) 18.1   (4.66) 16.0   (3.67) 67.1   (5.83) 61.5   (7.03) 7.8 ! (3.19)
Private 38 (—) 84.3 (3.06) 23.8   (5.42)   (†) 5.9   (1.68) 16.5   (2.81) 68.9   (5.37) 63.3   (6.07)   (†)
                                                   
Other graduate 363 (—) 43.9 (3.06) 1.5   (0.37) 4.8   (0.97) 1.5   (0.41) 23.4   (2.79) 20.0   (2.10) 15.5   (1.58) 0.5 ! (0.25)
                                                   
2011-12, all institutions 2,291 (—) 60.9 (0.99) 8.6   (0.55) 6.7   (0.56) 6.4   (0.43) 17.0   (0.88) 35.0   (0.61) 32.7   (0.60) 0.8   (0.17)
Master's degree 1,715 (—) 62.5 (1.29) 7.6   (0.61) 5.6   (0.62) 4.8   (0.47) 17.3   (1.13) 38.1   (0.83) 36.0   (0.83) 0.7   (0.17)
Public 800 (—) 57.1 (1.51) 7.2   (0.83) 5.8   (0.72) 7.5   (0.85) 14.7   (1.02) 33.7   (1.19) 31.2   (1.12) 1.2 ! (0.37)
4-year doctoral 664 (—) 58.5 (1.74) 8.1   (1.00) 6.2   (0.84) 7.9   (1.02) 15.6   (1.15) 33.4   (1.36) 31.1   (1.29) 1.2 ! (0.43)
Other 4-year 136 (—) 50.2 (2.32) 2.7   (0.76) 3.8   (1.07) 5.3   (1.06) 10.3   (1.66) 35.0   (2.15) 31.7   (2.10)   (†)
Private 914 (—) 67.3 (1.94) 8.0   (0.92) 5.5   (0.91) 2.5   (0.55) 19.5   (1.91) 41.9   (1.32) 40.1   (1.30) 0.2 ! (0.08)
4-year doctoral 515 (—) 65.7 (2.07) 10.1   (1.49) 3.7   (0.91) 2.7   (0.72) 21.2   (2.02) 37.9   (1.67) 35.4   (1.72)   (†)
Other 4-year 399 (—) 69.4 (3.63) 5.2   (0.93) 7.8   (1.71) 2.1 ! (0.95) 17.3   (3.39) 47.2   (2.03) 46.1   (1.92)   (†)
                                                   
Doctor's degree research/
     scholarship
198 (—) 70.9 (1.67) 18.1   (1.31) 20.0   (1.27) 30.4   (1.98) 20.9   (1.35) 24.4   (1.46) 22.4   (1.44) 0.3 ! (0.10)
Public 133 (—) 69.9 (2.12) 20.0   (1.76) 25.2   (1.78) 39.4   (2.56) 23.6   (1.77) 14.7   (1.34) 13.5   (1.28) 0.4 ! (0.15)
Private 66 (—) 73.1 (2.56) 14.2   (1.34) 9.6   (1.24) 12.2   (1.77) 15.5   (1.78) 44.0   (2.68) 40.5   (2.75)   (†)
                                                   
Doctor's degree–professional 100 (—) 68.5 (3.09) 13.8   (1.88) 4.6   (0.98) 2.3 ! (0.79) 12.1   (1.83) 51.5   (3.52) 47.3   (3.67) 4.7 ! (2.12)
practice and other8                                                  
Public 41 (—) 58.3 (4.51) 16.0   (2.83) 7.3   (1.96) 3.8 ! (1.75) 12.6   (2.94) 40.3   (4.01) 37.4   (4.10) 3.0 ! (1.32)
Private 59 (—) 75.5 (3.48) 12.3   (2.41) 2.7 ! (1.02) 1.3 ! (0.50) 11.8   (2.64) 59.1   (4.83) 54.1   (5.03)   (†)
                                                   
Other graduate 278 (—) 40.6 (2.66) 6.5   (1.57) 4.6 ! (1.47) 0.7 ! (0.34) 14.6   (1.91) 17.9   (1.76) 14.9   (1.64)   (†)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Numbers of part-time or part-year postbaccalaureate students may not equal figures reported in other tables, since these data are based on a sample survey of all postbaccalaureate students enrolled at any time during the school year.
2 Includes students who reported they were awarded aid but did not specify the source of aid.
3 Includes students who received teaching or research assistantships and/or participated in work-study programs.
4 Formerly Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL).
5 Formerly National Direct Student Loans (NDSL). Includes subsidized amounts only.
6 Fellowship estimates for 1992-93 were based primarily on information provided by institutions and are not comparable to data for 1999-2000 and later years, which were based on information provided by both students and institutions.
7 Includes nonprofit 4-year nondoctoral institutions and for-profit 2-year-and-above institutions.
8 Professional practice doctor's degrees include most degrees formerly classified as first-professional (such as M.D., D.D.S., and J.D). "Other" doctor's degrees are those that are neither research/scholarship degrees nor professional practice degrees.
NOTE: Excludes students whose attendance status was not reported. Total includes some students whose level of study or control of institution was unknown. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some students receive aid from multiple sources. Data for 2007-08 and prior years include Puerto Rico, which is excluded from the 2011-12 data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2007-08, and 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:93, NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12). (This table was prepared March 2014.)

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