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Table 331.60. Percentage of full-time, full-year undergraduates receiving financial aid, by type and source of aid and control and level of institution: Selected years, 1992-93 through 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Control and level
of institution
Any aid Grants Loans Work study1
Total2 Federal3 Nonfederal Total Federal Nonfederal Total4 Federal4 Nonfederal Total Federal
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                                                   
1992-93, all institutions 58.2   (0.50) 45.0   (0.50) 37.9   (0.58) 48.3   (0.51) 28.6   (0.47) 34.9   (0.51) 34.0   (0.61) 33.1   (0.61) 2.7   (0.22) 10.3   (0.38) 6.8   (0.30)
Public 52.4   (0.67) 39.8   (0.60) 32.7   (0.69) 42.8   (0.58) 27.4   (0.50) 29.6   (0.64) 27.1   (0.57) 26.3   (0.54) 2.0   (0.27) 6.8   (0.36) 4.2   (0.23)
4-year doctoral 54.0   (0.94) 39.1   (0.80) 34.7   (0.82) 42.2   (0.80) 23.6   (0.65) 31.2   (0.79) 33.1   (0.86) 32.3   (0.86) 2.4   (0.29) 7.1   (0.50) 4.3   (0.34)
Other 4-year 56.5   (1.07) 45.4   (1.19) 36.7   (1.27) 45.4   (1.29) 31.1   (1.24) 32.4   (1.32) 34.4   (0.98) 33.4   (0.93) 2.8   (0.69) 9.7   (0.77) 5.6   (0.57)
2-year 47.2   (1.93) 36.0   (1.70) 27.0   (1.62) 41.9   (1.68) 29.9   (1.43) 25.7   (1.65) 12.7   (1.23) 12.3   (1.17) 0.7 ! (0.28) 4.1   (0.79) 3.0   (0.54)
Less-than-2-year 35.4   (3.60) 31.6   (4.08) 15.7   (4.47) 30.3   (2.53) 26.6   (2.91) 13.3 ! (4.75) 3.0 ! (1.30) 3.0 ! (1.30)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                                   
Private nonprofit 69.5   (1.38) 52.3   (1.42) 58.9   (1.49) 62.0   (1.36) 25.8   (1.59) 55.9   (1.47) 47.6   (1.33) 45.9   (1.40) 5.1   (0.47) 22.5   (1.10) 16.1   (1.00)
4-year doctoral 63.5   (1.65) 44.3   (1.37) 54.7   (1.76) 56.0   (1.61) 17.0   (0.97) 52.7   (1.68) 41.7   (1.27) 39.8   (1.27) 6.1   (0.74) 18.9   (1.33) 13.2   (1.40)
Other 4-year 75.4   (1.91) 59.4   (2.08) 64.3   (2.46) 68.4   (2.11) 33.0   (2.79) 60.6   (2.81) 53.8   (1.88) 52.4   (1.99) 4.3   (0.80) 27.7   (1.75) 20.1   (1.58)
Less-than-4-year 70.7   (3.80) 59.5   (4.15) 44.4   (6.26) 56.6   (4.50) 40.9   (3.70) 39.2   (6.82) 43.5   (5.33) 41.7   (5.08) 2.8 ! (1.17) 4.1 ! (1.90) 2.3 ! (1.00)
                                                                   
Private for-profit 77.0   (2.18) 72.0   (2.17) 16.8   (2.32) 56.2   (1.75) 49.9   (1.71) 13.6   (2.41) 55.4   (4.82) 55.1   (4.79) 2.2 ! (0.91) 1.9 ! (0.78) 0.7 ! (0.25)
2-year and above 82.2   (4.50) 76.5   (4.35) 24.1   (4.65) 50.3   (4.06) 40.5   (2.52) 21.0   (5.02) 68.5   (5.41) 68.5   (5.41)   (†) 3.6 ! (1.62) 1.4 ! (0.54)
Less-than-2-year 73.2   (2.46) 68.8   (2.64) 11.5   (2.49) 60.4   (2.46) 56.7   (2.31) 8.3 ! (2.53) 46.0   (5.63) 45.4   (5.56) 1.5 ! (0.53)   (†) 0.2 ! (0.09)
                                                                   
1999-2000, all institutions 71.9   (0.59) 56.7   (0.44) 52.3   (0.67) 58.5   (0.60) 29.0   (0.44) 49.0   (0.69) 45.6   (0.44) 44.5   (0.41) 6.8   (0.31) 11.6   (0.46) 8.9   (0.36)
Public 66.9   (0.73) 51.6   (0.51) 46.4   (0.86) 52.8   (0.68) 29.3   (0.43) 43.0   (0.81) 37.9   (0.50) 36.9   (0.46) 4.4   (0.30) 7.5   (0.47) 5.6   (0.38)
4-year doctoral 71.1   (0.79) 54.4   (0.68) 49.7   (0.77) 53.3   (0.87) 25.1   (0.74) 45.6   (0.68) 49.0   (0.73) 47.9   (0.69) 5.6   (0.41) 8.7   (0.51) 6.1   (0.42)
Other 4-year 75.7   (1.29) 63.0   (1.43) 50.6   (2.13) 57.5   (1.38) 33.7   (1.53) 46.6   (2.10) 51.5   (1.66) 50.7   (1.66) 4.7   (0.45) 11.0   (1.33) 8.1   (1.12)
2-year 55.7   (1.47) 40.5   (1.08) 39.5   (1.51) 49.2   (1.34) 31.9   (0.97) 37.3   (1.49) 14.9   (0.75) 13.9   (0.62) 2.5   (0.40) 3.8   (0.69) 3.5   (0.68)
Less-than-2-year 58.4   (6.03) 45.0   (6.96) 35.0   (5.14) 48.4   (7.50) 39.7   (7.40) 26.4   (6.54) 4.7 ! (2.14) 4.7 ! (2.13)   (†)   (†) #   (†)
                                                                   
Private nonprofit 84.0   (0.77) 67.3   (0.75) 73.5   (1.37) 74.9   (1.13) 24.2   (1.24) 71.1   (1.42) 62.6   (0.83) 61.2   (0.83) 14.2   (0.89) 25.8   (1.27) 19.8   (0.88)
4-year doctoral 79.0   (1.03) 62.7   (1.22) 71.0   (1.27) 70.4   (1.19) 20.6   (1.22) 68.2   (1.33) 60.0   (1.16) 58.4   (1.19) 16.0   (1.08) 25.7   (1.16) 21.7   (1.05)
Other 4-year 88.7   (1.08) 72.2   (1.31) 76.3   (2.29) 78.9   (1.63) 26.3   (1.80) 74.1   (2.28) 67.4   (1.41) 66.0   (1.45) 13.4   (1.20) 26.7   (2.24) 19.0   (1.55)
Less-than-4-year 77.2   (4.01) 53.3   (2.88) 64.0   (5.11) 72.7   (4.37) 37.0   (3.48) 62.5   (5.62) 27.4   (2.59) 27.3   (2.60) 3.1   (0.62) 13.7   (2.56) 10.0   (2.71)
                                                                   
Private for-profit 89.9   (1.11) 87.0   (1.39) 33.4   (3.08) 63.5   (2.14) 52.9   (2.59) 26.6   (2.83) 82.7   (1.49) 82.0   (1.50) 7.8   (1.62) 2.2 ! (0.87) 1.9 ! (0.86)
2-year and above 88.6   (1.50) 85.7   (1.77) 37.5   (4.17) 60.8   (2.81) 47.3   (3.29) 32.6   (3.88) 82.9   (2.19) 82.2   (2.19) 6.9   (2.04) 2.9 ! (1.17) 2.5 ! (1.15)
Less-than-2-year 93.7   (1.32) 91.1   (1.88) 20.8   (2.75) 71.9   (2.96) 69.8   (2.97) 8.6   (2.27) 81.9   (3.65) 81.5   (3.64) 10.4   (1.93)   (†)   (0.18)
                                                                   
2007-08, all institutions 80.1   (0.28) 63.9   (0.31) 63.7   (0.36) 64.6   (0.37) 33.1   (0.29) 53.6   (0.41) 54.8   (0.32) 51.0   (0.32) 20.5   (0.31) 13.8   (0.29) 10.6   (0.23)
Public 75.4   (0.33) 58.7   (0.36) 58.0   (0.39) 59.2   (0.38) 32.3   (0.29) 49.6   (0.40) 46.2   (0.34) 42.7   (0.33) 14.2   (0.25) 9.5   (0.25) 7.1   (0.22)
4-year doctoral 77.8   (0.40) 59.6   (0.48) 62.8   (0.49) 59.9   (0.55) 27.8   (0.38) 53.8   (0.53) 54.7   (0.50) 50.8   (0.50) 17.4   (0.38) 10.2   (0.35) 7.6   (0.32)
Other 4-year 82.5   (0.59) 67.6   (0.68) 62.7   (0.80) 63.2   (0.81) 35.2   (0.66) 52.7   (0.85) 57.5   (0.72) 54.4   (0.72) 16.4   (0.61) 11.5   (0.60) 8.7   (0.45)
2-year 66.9   (0.69) 51.4   (0.73) 47.5   (0.79) 55.5   (0.63) 37.3   (0.65) 41.3   (0.76) 25.5   (0.59) 22.3   (0.57) 7.8   (0.37) 7.1   (0.36) 5.5   (0.29)
Less-than-2-year 69.1   (3.87) 58.6   (3.84) 33.0   (4.74) 56.6   (3.58) 50.0   (3.97) 16.1   (2.88) 26.5   (4.79) 23.6   (4.33) 10.7   (2.75) #   (†) #   (†)
                                                                   
Private nonprofit 89.5   (0.57) 71.2   (0.62) 83.2   (0.79) 80.9   (0.85) 27.4   (0.67) 77.5   (1.02) 68.1   (0.66) 64.3   (0.61) 30.4   (0.74) 32.2   (1.08) 25.0   (0.86)
4-year doctoral 85.5   (0.93) 67.1   (1.12) 79.4   (1.11) 76.5   (1.18) 23.6   (0.82) 73.6   (1.38) 64.2   (1.21) 60.0   (1.22) 29.7   (1.02) 30.3   (1.10) 24.5   (1.04)
Other 4-year 93.6   (0.74) 75.1   (1.12) 87.5   (1.06) 85.8   (1.11) 31.0   (1.18) 82.1   (1.40) 72.3   (1.18) 68.8   (1.21) 31.2   (1.06) 34.7   (1.88) 26.0   (1.45)
Less-than-4-year 92.0   (2.79) 84.4   (3.65) 61.8   (10.16) 61.3   (4.96) 45.3   (5.77) 48.2   (9.77) 60.2   (7.26) 56.8   (7.31) 26.0 ! (7.94) 5.8   (1.50) 4.7 ! (1.63)
                                                                   
Private for-profit 92.6   (0.70) 84.6   (1.24) 59.8   (1.60) 65.5   (1.48) 53.0   (1.50) 25.8   (1.66) 86.5   (1.19) 81.2   (1.29) 43.1   (1.67) 1.8   (0.29) 1.6   (0.28)
2-year and above 92.4   (0.79) 84.2   (1.41) 61.7   (1.82) 64.7   (1.69) 50.7   (1.70) 27.8   (1.90) 86.4   (1.36) 81.3   (1.46) 44.1   (1.92) 2.0   (0.34) 1.8   (0.33)
Less-than-2-year 93.6   (0.82) 87.4   (1.74) 47.6   (2.52) 70.8   (2.12) 67.6   (2.14) 13.5   (2.33) 87.2   (1.70) 80.7   (2.44) 36.9   (1.61) 0.7 ! (0.27)   (†)
                                                                   
2011-12, all institutions 84.4   (0.36) 72.8   (0.51) 56.9   (0.46) 72.4   (0.41) 47.4   (0.50) 52.6   (0.45) 56.7   (0.53) 55.5   (0.54) 9.2   (0.22) 11.9   (0.25) 10.5   (0.24)
Public 80.4   (0.47) 68.4   (0.61) 53.3   (0.58) 67.3   (0.49) 46.1   (0.59) 49.7   (0.56) 48.5   (0.57) 47.4   (0.57) 6.3   (0.19) 6.9   (0.24) 6.2   (0.23)
4-year doctoral 83.9   (0.46) 70.9   (0.47) 61.2   (0.63) 67.8   (0.51) 41.1   (0.40) 56.8   (0.61) 61.6   (0.44) 60.4   (0.43) 8.6   (0.31) 8.3   (0.37) 7.4   (0.37)
Other 4-year 83.5   (0.93) 72.7   (1.34) 54.1   (1.23) 69.2   (0.99) 48.3   (1.10) 50.1   (1.32) 55.5   (1.49) 54.3   (1.51) 7.4   (0.60) 9.3   (0.70) 8.6   (0.61)
2-year 74.5   (1.03) 63.0   (1.24) 42.5   (1.14) 65.7   (1.09) 51.6   (1.30) 40.2   (1.15) 27.5   (0.99) 26.6   (1.00) 2.7   (0.24) 3.9   (0.28) 3.4   (0.28)
Less-than-2-year 71.6   (4.50) 67.8   (4.72) 33.5   (5.54) 68.6   (4.05) 63.7   (4.54) 27.2   (3.90) 20.5   (5.20) 20.2   (5.20)   (†) 1.0 ! (0.46)   (†)
                                                                   
Private nonprofit 91.6   (0.55) 76.1   (0.75) 83.1   (0.77) 85.4   (0.77) 37.6   (0.65) 80.3   (0.85) 68.4   (0.90) 66.7   (0.88) 15.3   (0.65) 33.1   (0.85) 29.2   (0.81)
4-year doctoral 90.4   (0.84) 74.3   (0.94) 82.9   (1.13) 84.2   (1.17) 34.9   (0.80) 80.4   (1.21) 66.7   (1.08) 65.3   (1.05) 15.0   (0.92) 33.2   (1.27) 30.0   (1.26)
Other 4-year 93.1   (0.68) 78.0   (1.20) 84.2   (0.98) 87.2   (0.92) 40.3   (1.10) 81.3   (1.15) 70.7   (1.41) 68.7   (1.44) 15.8   (0.91) 33.9   (1.22) 29.1   (1.14)
Less-than-4-year 90.2   (4.12) 78.1   (5.04) 60.2   (7.07) 77.8   (6.09) 48.5   (6.54) 51.1   (8.78) 61.2   (5.71) 59.0   (7.42) 12.2   (2.62)   (†)   (†)
                                                                   
Private for-profit 94.8   (0.46) 93.1   (0.51) 29.3   (1.05) 78.6   (0.76) 73.9   (0.82) 17.4   (0.94) 84.1   (0.85) 83.4   (0.89) 14.8   (0.75) 1.9   (0.21) 1.8   (0.20)
2-year and above 94.6   (0.53) 92.8   (0.59) 30.7   (1.16) 77.4   (0.86) 72.2   (0.92) 18.9   (1.05) 84.2   (0.85) 83.4   (0.89) 15.0   (0.82) 2.2   (0.24) 2.1   (0.23)
Less-than-2-year 95.9   (0.75) 95.2   (0.79) 20.3   (2.64) 86.2   (1.54) 85.4   (1.63) 7.5   (1.82) 83.8   (3.56) 83.0   (3.52) 13.5   (1.58)   (†)   (†)
                                                                   
2015-16, all institutions 86.4   (0.26) 69.8   (0.33) 66.9   (0.40) 76.7   (0.31) 44.7   (0.31) 63.8   (0.41) 54.7   (0.33) 52.5   (0.34) 9.2   (0.21) 10.5   (0.26) 9.1   (0.25)
Public 84.0   (0.34) 67.7   (0.42) 63.4   (0.49) 72.5   (0.40) 44.9   (0.39) 60.1   (0.49) 48.5   (0.41) 46.7   (0.41) 6.9   (0.21) 6.6   (0.25) 5.8   (0.24)
4-year doctoral 86.7   (0.38) 69.4   (0.48) 69.8   (0.53) 73.7   (0.47) 41.8   (0.39) 65.8   (0.54) 59.7   (0.43) 57.5   (0.44) 9.1   (0.31) 8.3   (0.36) 7.1   (0.35)
Other 4-year 85.3   (0.78) 72.6   (0.98) 63.3   (1.45) 71.8   (1.18) 45.9   (1.27) 59.6   (1.42) 53.2   (1.29) 51.2   (1.29) 8.3   (0.65) 5.4   (0.68) 5.2   (0.67)
2-year 77.8   (0.79) 61.6   (0.85) 50.6   (1.11) 70.3   (0.86) 50.4   (0.79) 48.9   (1.10) 23.4   (0.62) 22.6   (0.62) 1.9   (0.21) 3.8   (0.44) 3.4   (0.41)
Less-than-2-year 82.0   (6.98) 67.0   (8.01) 36.3   (10.64) 72.2   (7.51) 56.0   (7.26) 34.6 ! (11.07) 25.1   (6.39) 25.1   (6.39)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                                   
Private nonprofit 91.7   (0.48) 70.3   (0.61) 83.1   (0.70) 87.1   (0.59) 36.4   (0.52) 81.1   (0.76) 65.9   (0.61) 62.5   (0.60) 15.9   (0.64) 24.4   (0.82) 21.0   (0.75)
4-year doctoral 91.0   (0.62) 67.5   (0.89) 85.6   (0.84) 87.1   (0.66) 32.9   (0.62) 84.0   (0.88) 62.9   (0.85) 59.3   (0.81) 16.7   (0.87) 23.7   (1.05) 21.3   (1.03)
Other 4-year 92.9   (0.72) 73.7   (0.89) 82.2   (1.20) 87.6   (1.03) 39.3   (0.84) 80.0   (1.37) 69.8   (0.93) 66.7   (0.95) 15.1   (0.95) 26.8   (1.35) 21.7   (1.22)
Less-than-4-year 86.9   (2.20) 81.7   (3.76) 37.5   (10.42) 78.4   (3.61) 72.4   (4.87) 29.3 ! (9.48) 72.9   (5.85) 71.1   (5.79) 8.7   (2.22)   (†)   (†)
                                                                   
Private for-profit 92.9   (0.59) 89.4   (0.71) 45.4   (2.86) 82.9   (0.97) 72.2   (0.84) 39.9   (3.14) 78.1   (0.77) 76.8   (0.81) 8.9   (0.59) 1.5   (0.23) 1.5   (0.23)
2-year and above 93.6   (0.65) 89.7   (0.77) 50.9   (3.34) 83.5   (1.10) 70.7   (0.97) 45.6   (3.68) 78.4   (0.75) 77.4   (0.79) 9.1   (0.69) 1.6   (0.28) 1.5   (0.28)
Less-than-2-year 90.5   (1.36) 88.6   (1.74) 24.4   (2.72) 80.6   (2.11) 78.0   (2.12) 18.0   (2.87) 76.9   (2.54) 74.7   (2.62) 8.1   (0.94)   (†)   (†)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! 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 Details on nonfederal work-study participants are not available.
2 Includes students who reported they were awarded aid but did not specify the source or type of aid.
3 Includes Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense benefits.
4 Includes Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).
NOTE: 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some students receive multiple types of aid and aid from different sources. Data exclude Puerto Rico.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2007-08, 2011-12, and 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:93, NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:08, NPSAS:12, and NPSAS:16). (This table was prepared June 2018.)

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