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Table 331.40. Average amount of financial aid awarded to full-time, full-year undergraduates, by type and source of aid and selected student characteristics: 2015-16
[In current dollars. Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected student
characteristic
Any aid Grants Loans Work study
Total1 Federal2 Nonfederal Total Federal Nonfederal Total3 Federal3 Nonfederal Total4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
All full-time, full-
year undergraduates
$18,210 (105) $11,790 (58) $11,240 (121) $11,340 (92) $6,190 (57) $10,220 (114) $11,140 (75) $9,810 (48) $10,200 (238) $2,430 (30)
Sex                                        
Male 18,560 (170) 12,220 (118) 11,430 (187) 11,510 (159) 7,040 (103) 10,440 (182) 11,270 (133) 9,910 (106) 10,460 (341) 2,450 (51)
Female 17,950 (153) 11,470 (85) 11,090 (156) 11,220 (123) 5,590 (67) 10,050 (151) 11,050 (110) 9,740 (85) 10,010 (326) 2,420 (43)
                                         
Race/ethnicity                                        
White 18,380 (152) 11,770 (89) 11,690 (173) 11,220 (125) 6,370 (86) 10,390 (152) 11,620 (107) 9,900 (73) 10,770 (292) 2,360 (35)
Black 19,350 (378) 13,230 (217) 10,320 (373) 11,180 (287) 5,960 (105) 9,880 (373) 10,700 (225) 10,080 (200) 8,790 (838) 2,450 (98)
Hispanic 16,860 (328) 10,990 (176) 9,750 (334) 10,890 (266) 5,950 (101) 9,100 (327) 10,080 (203) 9,250 (186) 8,630 (697) 2,620 (86)
Asian 18,010 (470) 10,420 (276) 12,580 (517) 13,590 (423) 6,080 (177) 11,900 (481) 10,500 (448) 9,300 (406) 10,120 (992) 2,540 (104)
Pacific Islander 17,220 (1,532) 12,160 (1,174) 8,750 (1,445) 10,090 (1,285) 5,940 (527) 7,990 (1,426) 12,060 (1,454) 10,810 (1,276) (†) (†)
American Indian/
Alaska Native
14,810 (1,455) 9,540 (614) 9,720 (1,683) 10,560 (1,443) 6,210 (490) 9,420 (1,713) 8,840 (572) 8,450 (544) (†) (†)
Two or more races 18,450 (602) 12,170 (432) 11,390 (596) 11,730 (486) 6,630 (315) 10,450 (558) 10,960 (437) 10,060 (393) 8,590 (876) 2,590 (200)
                                         
Age                                        
15 to 23 years old 18,680 (124) 11,100 (61) 12,230 (132) 12,420 (112) 5,330 (51) 11,180 (124) 11,370 (91) 9,860 (57) 10,260 (251) 2,380 (30)
24 to 29 years old 16,950 (267) 13,940 (195) 6,410 (250) 7,660 (162) 8,030 (189) 5,410 (209) 10,370 (172) 9,510 (112) 10,050 (804) 2,780 (149)
30 years old or over 15,780 (231) 14,140 (213) 4,730 (187) 6,470 (104) 8,250 (230) 3,940 (159) 10,290 (132) 9,720 (120) 9,410 (598) 3,430 (257)
                                         
Marital status                                        
Not married5 18,410 (110) 11,570 (60) 11,580 (122) 11,710 (96) 5,810 (56) 10,550 (115) 11,220 (82) 9,830 (51) 10,210 (243) 2,420 (30)
Married 15,760 (305) 14,070 (252) 5,520 (294) 6,630 (167) 9,550 (293) 4,640 (256) 10,220 (208) 9,470 (150) 10,350 (911) 2,730 (214)
Separated 16,540 (737) 14,340 (615) 4,890 (754) 7,520 (442) 6,970 (428) 4,450 (757) 10,110 (458) 9,900 (435) (†) (†)
                                         
Dependency status and
family income
                                       
Dependent 18,910 (127) 11,010 (64) 12,380 (137) 12,570 (116) 5,190 (54) 11,300 (128) 11,470 (94) 9,910 (59) 10,240 (250) 2,360 (30)
Less than $20,000 19,080 (352) 11,200 (175) 10,620 (354) 13,570 (306) 5,930 (37) 10,270 (356) 8,810 (235) 8,430 (227) 6,820 (629) 2,460 (83)
$20,000-$39,999 19,360 (369) 11,090 (181) 10,850 (321) 13,420 (281) 5,400 (57) 10,390 (310) 9,160 (224) 8,520 (195) 6,320 (572) 2,510 (80)
$40,000-$59,999 19,210 (396) 10,270 (199) 11,720 (380) 12,130 (333) 3,690 (85) 10,910 (371) 10,390 (245) 9,140 (214) 8,590 (676) 2,470 (89)
$60,000-$79,999 17,730 (413) 9,700 (259) 12,380 (367) 11,360 (338) 2,740 (157) 11,350 (349) 11,150 (317) 9,600 (266) 9,580 (772) 2,250 (101)
$80,000-$99,999 18,810 (481) 11,010 (331) 12,960 (439) 11,440 (429) 6,870 (1,075) 11,320 (430) 12,900 (388) 10,600 (354) 11,270 (671) 2,240 (119)
$100,000 or more 18,910 (266) 11,800 (177) 14,080 (282) 12,420 (261) 13,760 (1,299) 12,440 (264) 13,850 (228) 11,530 (174) 12,030 (394) 2,180 (55)
Independent 16,230 (184) 13,780 (137) 6,810 (194) 7,890 (126) 7,890 (135) 6,010 (189) 10,220 (99) 9,520 (72) 9,970 (526) 2,900 (110)
Less than $10,000 17,120 (307) 13,850 (220) 8,120 (310) 9,630 (230) 7,430 (164) 7,430 (297) 10,100 (167) 9,470 (132) 10,190 (1,082) 2,890 (139)
$10,000-$19,999 15,570 (364) 13,180 (274) 5,780 (318) 7,220 (190) 6,510 (212) 5,110 (278) 9,870 (193) 9,310 (165) 8,220 (677) 2,580 (206)
$20,000-$29,999 16,520 (553) 14,180 (388) 6,120 (585) 6,810 (368) 8,440 (428) 5,320 (557) 10,400 (339) 9,700 (225) 10,690 (1,706) 3,440 (560)
$30,000-$49,999 15,780 (377) 14,210 (331) 5,140 (322) 6,290 (157) 9,770 (390) 4,000 (257) 10,420 (265) 9,580 (199) 10,320 (1,104) 2,850 (256)
$50,000 or more 14,670 (431) 13,710 (414) 6,190 (432) 5,340 (255) 10,760 (704) 4,910 (331) 10,860 (374) 9,850 (222) 10,930 (1,337) (†)
                                         
Housing status                                        
School-owned 24,820 (260) 13,020 (149) 16,480 (271) 16,550 (241) 5,780 (109) 15,050 (260) 12,590 (189) 10,690 (147) 11,120 (449) 2,300 (38)
Off-campus, not with
parents
16,320 (157) 12,290 (113) 8,640 (157) 8,980 (113) 6,810 (98) 7,620 (146) 10,770 (108) 9,610 (89) 10,320 (372) 2,740 (75)
With parents 12,600 (219) 9,040 (148) 7,190 (172) 8,440 (155) 5,260 (81) 6,710 (166) 9,420 (212) 8,670 (202) 7,860 (442) 2,450 (96)
  Attended more than
one institution
17,000 (270) 11,710 (162) 9,870 (380) 10,100 (277) 6,450 (168) 9,020 (383) 10,510 (171) 9,480 (150) 9,010 (443) 2,290 (71)
† Not applicable.
‡ 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 Includes students who reported they were awarded aid, but did not specify the source or type of aid.
2 Includes Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense benefits.
3 Includes Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).
4 Details on federal and nonfederal work-study participants are not available.
5 Includes students who were single, divorced, or widowed.
NOTE: Aid averages are for those students who received the specified type of aid. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some students receive multiple types of aid and aid from different sources. Full-time, full-year undergraduates were enrolled full time for 9 or more months at one or more institutions. Data include undergraduates in degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions. Data exclude Puerto Rico. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16). (This table was prepared June 2018.)

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