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Table 332.30. Percentage of full-time, full-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 Assistant- ships3 Employer (includes college staff) Loans
Any loans Stafford4 Perkins5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1992-93, all institutions 672 (—) 69.3 (1.43) [6]   (†) 12.4   (1.00) 14.3   (1.32) 5.3   (0.59) 43.3 (1.36) 41.1 (1.40) 9.0   (0.89)
Master's degree 281 (—) 64.5 (2.54) [6]   (†) 15.7   (1.53) 18.1   (2.01) 8.3   (1.01) 32.3 (1.80) 30.5 (1.84) 5.0   (0.89)
Public 162 (—) 67.3 (2.40) [6]   (†) 20.6   (2.40) 22.4   (1.83) 7.6   (1.24) 32.1 (1.96) 30.9 (1.99) 4.0   (0.87)
4-year doctoral 139 (—) 67.6 (2.59) [6]   (†) 23.4   (2.76) 23.6   (2.25) 7.7   (1.28) 30.6 (2.15) 29.6 (2.16) 3.3   (0.85)
Other 4-year 24 (—) 65.4 (4.38) [6]   (†) 4.4 ! (2.12) 15.8   (3.11) 6.8 ! (2.66) 40.4 (5.65) 38.4 (5.72) 8.3 ! (3.50)
Private 118 (—) 60.8 (4.74) [6]   (†) 8.9   (1.74) 12.2 ! (4.44) 9.4   (1.88) 32.7 (3.39) 29.9 (3.42) 6.4   (1.50)
4-year doctoral 103 (—) 62.6 (4.70) [6]   (†) 9.5   (1.92) 13.6 ! (4.86) 8.9   (1.88) 33.3 (3.97) 30.8 (4.04) 6.7   (1.66)
Other 4-year 16 (—) 49.5 (10.60) [6]   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 28.7 (5.35) 24.6 (5.32)   (†)
                                               
Doctor's degree 120 (—) 69.9 (2.32) [6]   (†) 19.4   (1.91) 27.0   (2.36) 3.0   (0.79) 25.8 (2.33) 23.9 (2.16) 3.5   (0.71)
Public 74 (—) 70.1 (2.99) [6]   (†) 23.1   (2.78) 31.6   (2.31) 3.9   (1.00) 20.6 (2.04) 18.9 (2.07) 2.9   (0.85)
Private 46 (—) 69.6 (3.27) [6]   (†) 13.6   (2.50) 19.9   (3.74)   (†) 34.1 (4.20) 31.9 (3.67) 4.3   (1.16)
                                               
First-professional 210 (—) 77.4 (0.96) [6]   (†) 5.6   (0.99) 4.3   (0.69) 2.3   (0.52) 67.8 (1.49) 65.6 (1.47) 19.3   (1.65)
Public 101 (—) 79.6 (1.02) [6]   (†) 5.4   (1.11) 4.2   (0.53) 2.3   (0.59) 71.9 (1.30) 70.0 (1.19) 23.3   (2.25)
Private 110 (—) 75.4 (1.66) [6]   (†) 5.8   (1.40) 4.4   (1.24) 2.3 ! (0.70) 64.0 (2.33) 61.5 (2.35) 15.7   (1.92)
                                               
Other graduate 61 (—) 61.7 (6.82) [6]   (†) 7.6   (1.65) 6.2   (1.62) 6.0 ! (2.98) 43.3 (4.26) 39.3 (4.04) 2.6 ! (0.87)
                                               
1999-2000, all institutions 873 (—) 81.7 (0.66) 20.5   (0.97) 11.9   (0.49) 24.0   (0.92) 6.0   (0.57) 52.4 (0.77) 50.6 (0.80) 8.3   (0.64)
Master's degree 406 (—) 79.4 (1.15) 16.8   (1.12) 11.5   (0.87) 21.9   (1.37) 9.2   (1.03) 50.5 (1.26) 48.9 (1.35) 5.8   (0.54)
Public 222 (—) 77.7 (1.52) 15.5   (1.45) 18.3   (1.46) 30.5   (1.89) 7.0   (1.04) 43.5 (1.82) 42.3 (1.91) 2.8   (0.57)
4-year doctoral 179 (—) 79.8 (1.46) 16.4   (1.64) 19.6   (1.59) 34.0   (2.06) 7.3   (1.20) 41.8 (1.68) 41.2 (1.66) 3.0   (0.67)
Other 4-year 37 (—) 70.1 (5.08) 11.2   (3.31) 14.6 ! (4.91) 14.1 ! (4.31) 5.1 ! (1.79) 54.4 (6.55) 53.1 (6.84)   (†)
Private 184 (—) 81.4 (1.59) 18.3   (1.76) 3.2   (0.75) 11.6   (1.64) 11.8   (1.89) 59.1 (1.81) 56.8 (2.08) 9.5   (1.18)
4-year doctoral 125 (—) 82.9 (1.93) 23.9   (2.29) 4.1   (1.05) 13.9   (1.70) 8.3   (1.31) 60.7 (2.14) 57.4 (2.61) 11.9   (1.64)
Other7 58 (—) 78.2 (2.75) 6.3 ! (2.12) 1.4 ! (0.53)   (†) 19.1   (5.24) 55.5 (4.49) 55.5 (4.49) 4.3 ! (1.52)
                                               
Doctor's degree 184 (—) 88.0 (1.38) 37.7   (1.43) 23.3   (1.40) 54.8   (3.13) 5.4   (0.64) 28.9 (2.89) 27.3 (2.84)   (†)
Public 113 (—) 88.6 (1.38) 30.0   (1.28) 34.9   (1.66) 62.8   (1.80) 7.3   (0.88) 25.8 (1.96) 24.0 (1.89) 1.1 ! (0.37)
Private 71 (—) 87.0 (2.80) 49.8   (3.31) 5.1   (1.10) 42.1   (6.85) 2.3   (0.55) 33.7 (6.36) 32.4 (6.32)   (†)
                                               
First-professional 222 (—) 86.6 (1.18) 17.3   (2.25) 4.3   (0.80) 6.9   (0.99) 1.7 ! (0.53) 77.9 (1.35) 75.5 (1.38) 17.5   (1.85)
Public 101 (—) 86.2 (1.82) 12.3   (1.72) 7.6   (1.52) 7.0   (1.51) 1.8 ! (0.87) 78.5 (2.17) 77.1 (2.16) 18.7   (2.22)
Private 121 (—) 86.9 (1.49) 21.4   (3.78) 1.6 ! (0.60) 6.8   (1.51) 1.7 ! (0.66) 77.3 (1.85) 74.2 (1.97) 16.5   (2.88)
                                               
Other graduate 61 (—) 60.7 (3.68) 5.5   (1.57) 8.5   (1.93) 7.1   (1.96) 2.8 ! (1.20) 42.7 (3.71) 42.5 (3.69) 3.4 ! (1.45)
                                               
2007-08, all institutions 1,139 (—) 86.9 (0.80) 23.6   (0.87) 12.2   (0.62) 25.1   (0.87) 11.6   (0.93) 58.4 (1.21) 55.2 (1.18) 6.1   (0.38)
Master's degree 592 (—) 84.4 (1.34) 17.8   (1.04) 10.7   (0.90) 19.3   (1.01) 16.3   (1.76) 59.5 (2.03) 54.9 (1.93) 4.4   (0.50)
Public 242 (—) 86.7 (1.27) 20.0   (1.83) 21.1   (1.99) 35.3   (1.78) 13.4   (1.49) 53.4 (1.87) 50.2 (1.88) 4.7   (0.96)
4-year doctoral 213 (—) 87.9 (1.34) 21.9   (2.03) 23.1   (2.18) 37.4   (1.98) 14.5   (1.68) 52.4 (2.02) 49.5 (2.05) 4.5   (1.01)
Other 4-year 28 (—) 77.3 (3.92) 5.2 ! (2.19) 6.0 ! (2.38) 19.8   (4.57) 5.1 ! (1.92) 61.1 (5.94) 55.6 (5.96) 6.2 ! (2.87)
Private 350 (—) 82.8 (1.96) 16.2   (1.33) 3.5   (0.61) 8.2   (0.74) 18.3   (2.79) 63.7 (2.89) 58.1 (2.79) 4.2   (0.54)
4-year doctoral 197 (—) 80.9 (1.45) 25.6   (2.19) 3.8   (0.63) 13.0   (1.18) 14.4   (1.17) 58.0 (1.52) 54.0 (1.51) 7.1   (0.95)
Other7 153 (—) 85.2 (3.91) 4.1   (0.85) 3.2 ! (1.14) 2.0   (0.51) 23.4   (6.23) 71.0 (6.08) 63.5 (5.96)   (†)
                                               
Doctor's degree 280 (—) 92.9 (0.88) 35.2   (1.91) 25.4   (1.70) 53.1   (2.55) 7.9   (0.79) 37.3 (2.32) 35.4 (2.23) 2.6   (0.46)
Public 143 (—) 92.1 (1.48) 30.8   (2.40) 39.2   (2.33) 66.4   (2.70) 7.7   (0.93) 29.1 (1.71) 27.8 (1.71) 2.5   (0.60)
Private 136 (—) 93.8 (1.08) 39.8   (3.42) 10.9   (1.91) 39.1   (3.41) 8.0   (1.36) 46.0 (3.85) 43.4 (3.74) 2.8   (0.69)
                                               
First-professional 235 (—) 88.5 (1.12) 26.2   (1.78) 1.7   (0.42) 7.9   (0.78) 4.6   (0.75) 81.8 (1.38) 80.4 (1.41) 14.6   (1.26)
Public 104 (—) 88.5 (1.65) 22.1   (2.16) 3.2   (0.90) 9.4   (1.39) 4.9   (1.44) 81.7 (2.25) 80.6 (2.26) 14.7   (2.04)
Private 131 (—) 88.5 (1.46) 29.4   (2.57) 0.5 ! (0.18) 6.7   (0.93) 4.4   (0.72) 81.9 (1.62) 80.2 (1.70) 14.6   (1.66)
                                               
Other graduate 33 (—) 69.2 (6.54) 10.4 ! (3.71) 3.2 ! (1.27) 16.0 ! (5.08) 6.2 ! (2.33) 49.3 (6.72) 47.4 (6.58) 4.7 ! (2.12)
                                               
2011-12, all institutions 1,391 (—) 86.1 (0.77) 26.3   (1.06) 10.0   (0.60) 20.7   (0.79) 10.2   (0.48) 61.6 (0.90) 60.0 (0.91) 3.9   (0.39)
Master's degree 777 (—) 82.6 (1.28) 21.5   (1.36) 7.4   (0.73) 15.9   (1.13) 8.8   (0.70) 62.6 (1.43) 60.8 (1.40) 3.1   (0.47)
Public 329 (—) 83.8 (1.84) 24.0   (2.28) 12.1   (1.40) 24.6   (1.98) 10.3   (1.17) 57.5 (2.27) 56.2 (2.31) 3.8   (0.83)
4-year doctoral 297 (—) 83.7 (2.03) 25.5   (2.49) 12.5   (1.57) 25.0   (2.17) 10.8   (1.28) 56.2 (2.43) 54.8 (2.48) 4.0   (0.91)
Other 4-year 32 (—) 84.6 (4.13) 10.1   (2.79) 7.5   (2.05) 21.1   (2.80) 5.9   (1.68) 69.5 (5.14) 69.0 (5.14) 1.5 ! (0.65)
Private 448 (—) 81.8 (1.80) 19.6   (1.76) 4.0   (0.71) 9.6   (1.33) 7.8   (0.88) 66.4 (1.99) 64.3 (2.00) 2.7   (0.47)
4-year doctoral 269 (—) 80.4 (2.06) 25.3   (2.64) 5.2   (1.04) 13.1   (1.69) 7.8   (1.23) 61.0 (2.15) 57.9 (2.35) 4.3   (0.76)
Other 4-year 180 (—) 83.9 (3.09) 11.0   (2.25) 2.1 ! (0.76) 4.3 ! (1.88) 7.6   (1.04) 74.5 (3.59) 73.8 (3.45)   (†)
                                               
Doctor's degree–research/                                              
scholarship 235 (—) 93.4 (0.73) 42.6   (1.58) 28.1   (1.56) 62.2   (1.29) 24.0   (1.25) 25.4 (1.20) 23.9 (1.13) 1.2 ! (0.38)
Public 133 (—) 94.1 (1.04) 39.8   (2.10) 33.3   (2.32) 72.7   (1.65) 27.0   (1.93) 22.2 (1.49) 20.9 (1.46) 1.1 ! (0.46)
Private 102 (—) 92.5 (1.07) 46.3   (2.46) 21.3   (2.16) 48.5   (1.96) 20.1   (1.06) 29.5 (2.23) 27.8 (2.06) 1.3 ! (0.58)
                                               
Doctor's degree–professional                                              
practice and other8 342 (—) 90.7 (0.88) 28.5   (1.55) 4.7   (0.70) 4.0   (0.48) 4.4   (0.51) 84.2 (1.05) 82.9 (1.00) 7.6   (1.10)
Public 135 (—) 91.1 (1.09) 32.3   (2.24) 7.5   (1.38) 5.5   (0.92) 5.4   (0.82) 83.9 (1.23) 83.3 (1.25) 7.5   (1.17)
Private 207 (—) 90.4 (1.22) 25.9   (2.11) 2.8   (0.73) 3.0   (0.53) 3.7   (0.62) 84.4 (1.51) 82.7 (1.45) 7.7   (1.64)
                                               
Other graduate 37 (—) 70.9 (6.46) 6.6 ! (2.45)   (†) 10.7 ! (3.85) 5.5 ! (2.47) 61.7 (7.20) 58.9 (7.45) 2.3 ! (1.10)
—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. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Numbers of full-time, full-year postbaccalaureate students may not equal figures reported in other tables, since these data are based on a sample survey of all postbaccalaureate students who 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 exclude Puerto Rico. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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 August 2014.)

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