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Table 332.35. Average amount of financial aid awarded to full-time, full-year postbaccalaureate students by type of aid, level of study, and control and level of institution: 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Level of study and
control and level of institution
Any aid1 Grants Assistant- ships2 Employer (includes college staff) Loans
Any grants Fellowship grants Tuition waivers Any loans Stafford Perkins3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
All institutions $33,460   (531) $14,310   (531) $12,610   (553) $13,060   (861) $14,840   (714) $9,410   (1,168) $32,870   (467) $22,790   (234) $4,970   (479)
                                                       
Master's degree 25,870   (757) 10,890   (601) 9,110   (706) 10,240   (1,007) 11,570   (808) 9,320   (1,554) 25,480   (680) 18,050   (304) 4,580   (542)
Public 22,020   (669) 9,040   (634) 6,100   (676) 10,100   (1,217) 11,920   (980) 6,570   (736) 21,040   (634) 17,170   (423)   (†)
4-year doctoral 22,500   (714) 9,230   (673) 6,220   (703) 10,320   (1,286) 12,050   (1,020) 6,750   (799) 21,400   (679) 17,310   (464)   (†)
Other 4-year 15,920   (889) 5,820   (799) 3,360 ! (1,442)   (†)   (†)   (†) 16,950   (641) 15,870   (465)   (†)
Private 29,110   (1,231) 12,430   (961) 11,170   (1,056) 10,510   (1,894) 10,230   (1,252) 10,750   (2,249) 28,810   (995) 18,680   (403) 4,980   (708)
4-year doctoral 32,070   (1,675) 14,780   (1,242) 13,880   (1,229) 11,040   (2,334) 10,510   (1,433) 13,270   (3,881) 32,390   (1,333) 19,180   (493)   (†)
Other 4-year 22,410   (744) 7,220   (1,077) 4,660   (925) 8,450   (1,817)   (†) 7,170   (665) 21,490   (768) 17,740   (600)   (†)
                                                       
Doctor's degree--research/                                                      
scholarship 31,620   (1,104) 22,460   (1,252) 18,370   (1,292) 17,240   (1,723) 19,950   (1,035) 9,110   (875) 21,770   (906) 18,300   (489)   (†)
Public 25,920   (1,277) 15,770   (878) 11,940   (686) 14,370   (1,833) 17,890   (1,020) 8,030   (1,217) 18,920   (1,584) 17,130   (823)   (†)
Private 37,050   (1,545) 28,830   (1,810) 23,340   (1,967) 20,780   (2,754) 23,760   (2,350) 9,820   (1,157) 23,430   (1,234) 18,950   (585)   (†)
                                                       
Doctor's degree--                                                      
professional practice                                                      
and other4 50,280   (1,406) 14,920   (894) 13,950   (875) 13,520   (2,375) 8,100 ! (3,893) 10,010   (2,960) 46,790   (1,259) 30,600   (501) 5,260   (666)
Public 43,110   (1,255) 11,800   (1,010) 10,190   (1,190) 12,640   (2,697)   (†)   (†) 40,010   (1,244) 29,860   (620) 3,350   (369)
Private 55,380   (2,255) 17,310   (1,607) 16,600   (1,546) 16,310   (4,726)   (†) 8,520 ! (2,592) 51,720   (2,028) 31,130   (774) 6,420   (755)
                                                       
Other graduate 29,710   (2,923) 14,690   (2,253) 17,000   (2,812)   (†)   (†)   (†) 29,470   (3,254) 22,190   (1,968)   (†)
† 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 Includes students who reported they were awarded aid but did not specify the source or type of aid.
2 Includes students who received teaching or research assistantships and/or participated in work-study programs.
3 Includes subsidized amounts only.
4 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: Aid averages are for those students who received the specified type of aid. Full-time, full-year students were enrolled full time for 9 or more months at one or more institutions. 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.
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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