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Digest of Education Statistics: 2018
Digest of Education Statistics: 2018

NCES 2020-009
December 2019


Table 331.10. Percentage of undergraduates receiving financial aid, by type and source of aid and selected student characteristics: 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected student characteristic Number of undergrad-uates1  (in thousands) Any aid Grants Loans Work study
Total2 Federal3 Nonfederal Total Federal Nonfederal Total4 Federal4 Nonfederal Total5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
All undergraduates 19,308 72.2 (0.22) 55.9 (0.14) 49.0 (0.31) 63.1 (0.23) 41.2 (0.11) 46.1 (0.33) 38.7 (0.11) 36.7 (0.09) 5.9 (0.11) 5.2   (0.14)
Sex                                            
Male 8,406 69.1 (0.38) 52.0 (0.33) 47.8 (0.41) 58.9 (0.36) 37.4 (0.31) 44.9 (0.42) 35.4 (0.27) 33.2 (0.25) 5.7 (0.17) 4.8   (0.18)
Female 10,903 74.6 (0.28) 59.0 (0.24) 49.9 (0.39) 66.3 (0.31) 44.1 (0.24) 47.1 (0.41) 41.3 (0.23) 39.3 (0.21) 6.0 (0.17) 5.5   (0.18)
                                             
Race/ethnicity                                            
White 10,276 71.2 (0.42) 53.5 (0.41) 49.3 (0.41) 60.0 (0.40) 34.3 (0.32) 46.0 (0.43) 40.2 (0.37) 37.8 (0.36) 7.1 (0.18) 5.6   (0.17)
Black 3,006 80.0 (0.62) 70.6 (0.71) 45.9 (0.73) 72.4 (0.68) 60.1 (0.70) 43.4 (0.74) 50.8 (0.76) 49.4 (0.76) 4.2 (0.24) 5.2   (0.34)
Hispanic 3,723 71.4 (0.66) 55.6 (0.65) 49.4 (0.75) 65.5 (0.65) 47.1 (0.60) 47.2 (0.76) 30.7 (0.62) 28.9 (0.60) 4.3 (0.26) 4.4   (0.41)
Asian 1,399 62.0 (1.09) 40.5 (1.05) 49.9 (1.11) 56.6 (1.12) 32.1 (1.06) 47.6 (1.09) 23.3 (0.85) 20.9 (0.81) 4.7 (0.41) 5.4   (0.41)
Pacific Islander 83 69.1 (3.97) 54.2 (3.95) 49.8 (4.53) 60.5 (4.50) 42.7 (3.98) 48.1 (4.50) 31.8 (3.49) 30.9 (3.44) 3.1 (0.83) 2.8 ! (1.26)
American Indian/                                            
Alaska Native 160 76.7 (3.02) 62.5 (3.34) 44.1 (3.07) 70.8 (2.93) 56.1 (3.16) 42.6 (3.00) 30.9 (2.66) 29.5 (2.64) 2.6 (0.68) 3.3 ! (1.15)
Two or more races 661 76.8 (1.50) 59.9 (1.78) 53.6 (1.46) 67.9 (1.46) 45.9 (1.59) 51.2 (1.40) 42.6 (1.59) 39.9 (1.56) 6.1 (0.65) 4.7   (0.62)
                                             
Age                                            
15 to 23 11,368 74.7 (0.32) 56.4 (0.26) 56.6 (0.41) 65.8 (0.33) 37.6 (0.22) 53.5 (0.43) 40.5 (0.22) 38.1 (0.22) 7.5 (0.15) 7.6   (0.19)
24 to 29 3,536 69.9 (0.63) 58.6 (0.62) 38.5 (0.60) 61.6 (0.66) 50.6 (0.61) 35.9 (0.64) 37.4 (0.53) 35.6 (0.54) 4.0 (0.24) 2.5   (0.24)
30 or older 4,404 67.4 (0.54) 52.7 (0.61) 37.8 (0.64) 57.3 (0.53) 43.0 (0.54) 35.3 (0.65) 35.2 (0.50) 33.9 (0.49) 3.1 (0.19) 1.3   (0.13)
                                             
Marital status                                            
Not married6 16,098 73.5 (0.26) 57.0 (0.17) 51.4 (0.34) 64.8 (0.27) 41.2 (0.15) 48.4 (0.36) 40.2 (0.16) 38.0 (0.15) 6.4 (0.13) 6.0   (0.16)
Married 2,940 64.7 (0.67) 49.7 (0.68) 36.8 (0.76) 53.4 (0.69) 39.6 (0.59) 34.4 (0.78) 30.2 (0.53) 28.8 (0.53) 3.0 (0.22) 1.2   (0.18)
Separated 270 75.0 (2.10) 63.6 (2.29) 38.1 (1.90) 68.8 (2.18) 59.1 (2.19) 35.9 (1.87) 41.5 (2.08) 40.6 (2.05) 3.3 (0.75) 2.0   (0.49)
                                             
Attendance status7                                            
Full-time, full-year 7,239 86.4 (0.26) 69.8 (0.33) 66.9 (0.40) 76.7 (0.31) 46.3 (0.30) 63.8 (0.41) 54.7 (0.33) 52.5 (0.34) 9.2 (0.21) 10.5   (0.26)
Part-time or part-year 12,069 63.6 (0.33) 47.6 (0.26) 38.2 (0.40) 54.9 (0.33) 38.2 (0.23) 35.5 (0.41) 29.2 (0.23) 27.1 (0.21) 3.9 (0.13) 2.0   (0.15)
                                             
Dependency status and                                            
family income                                            
Dependent 9,772 76.9 (0.35) 58.9 (0.28) 59.2 (0.43) 67.1 (0.35) 37.3 (0.24) 56.0 (0.45) 43.2 (0.25) 40.7 (0.24) 8.2 (0.17) 8.3   (0.21)
Less than $20,000 1,713 87.5 (0.72) 80.3 (0.72) 60.9 (0.93) 86.9 (0.75) 79.5 (0.74) 59.2 (0.93) 40.1 (0.83) 38.3 (0.81) 4.1 (0.31) 9.5   (0.50)
$20,000-$39,999 1,644 84.6 (0.75) 76.3 (0.80) 62.4 (0.98) 83.0 (0.76) 74.4 (0.81) 60.8 (0.99) 42.1 (0.81) 40.7 (0.79) 5.3 (0.42) 10.9   (0.56)
$40,000-$59,999 1,281 81.4 (0.96) 68.3 (1.04) 65.1 (1.02) 75.5 (1.00) 56.8 (0.98) 61.8 (1.03) 48.1 (1.11) 45.9 (1.09) 8.2 (0.52) 10.7   (0.65)
$60,000-$79,999 1,157 72.7 (0.98) 50.3 (1.00) 58.4 (1.09) 60.1 (1.03) 19.8 (0.78) 54.9 (1.08) 44.5 (0.92) 42.3 (0.93) 8.6 (0.54) 8.1   (0.52)
$80,000-$99,999 946 69.9 (1.20) 46.3 (1.03) 56.7 (1.26) 53.7 (1.29) 4.9 (0.51) 53.0 (1.28) 45.4 (1.02) 43.1 (0.99) 10.3 (0.67) 8.2   (0.71)
$100,000 or more 3,032 68.6 (0.72) 40.5 (0.57) 55.0 (0.70) 50.7 (0.68) 1.9 (0.17) 50.4 (0.69) 42.2 (0.56) 38.6 (0.54) 11.2 (0.38) 5.3   (0.29)
Independent 9,536 67.3 (0.34) 52.9 (0.31) 38.5 (0.47) 58.9 (0.34) 45.2 (0.29) 36.0 (0.48) 34.2 (0.26) 32.5 (0.24) 3.5 (0.14) 2.0   (0.14)
Less than $10,000 2,909 69.8 (0.64) 56.0 (0.72) 41.0 (0.76) 66.3 (0.69) 53.8 (0.72) 38.7 (0.77) 35.0 (0.58) 33.2 (0.55) 3.6 (0.23) 3.7   (0.26)
$10,000-$19,999 1,783 74.6 (0.86) 64.7 (0.94) 39.9 (0.89) 70.1 (0.90) 61.6 (0.91) 36.8 (0.87) 41.0 (0.79) 38.9 (0.75) 4.3 (0.34) 2.2   (0.24)
$20,000-$29,999 1,372 72.7 (0.96) 58.5 (1.06) 40.6 (1.08) 63.4 (0.96) 48.8 (0.98) 38.2 (1.10) 37.4 (1.04) 36.3 (1.01) 3.1 (0.31) 1.7   (0.21)
$30,000-$49,999 1,467 65.8 (1.00) 53.0 (1.09) 35.3 (1.04) 53.0 (1.02) 40.0 (1.01) 32.8 (1.03) 33.6 (0.81) 32.3 (0.80) 3.2 (0.29) 1.0   (0.24)
$50,000 or more 2,005 54.5 (0.90) 34.1 (0.82) 34.6 (0.85) 39.5 (0.82) 19.7 (0.61) 32.2 (0.86) 25.1 (0.69) 23.2 (0.69) 3.2 (0.33) 0.4   (0.09)
                                             
Housing status8                                            
School-owned 2,756 86.8 (0.49) 65.7 (0.63) 76.5 (0.61) 78.6 (0.60) 37.1 (0.62) 73.5 (0.67) 59.5 (0.63) 56.8 (0.64) 12.2 (0.51) 17.1   (0.57)
Off-campus, not with                                            
parents 9,926 70.0 (0.39) 54.6 (0.41) 43.4 (0.43) 60.3 (0.36) 42.5 (0.36) 40.3 (0.45) 37.3 (0.36) 35.2 (0.35) 5.0 (0.15) 3.2   (0.15)
With parents 4,749 66.0 (0.57) 49.8 (0.54) 44.3 (0.68) 58.9 (0.58) 39.4 (0.48) 42.0 (0.68) 26.0 (0.52) 24.2 (0.50) 3.9 (0.22) 2.7   (0.24)
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Numbers of undergraduates may not equal figures reported in other tables, since these data are based on a sample survey of students who enrolled at any time during the school year. Includes all postsecondary institutions.
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).
5 Details on federal and nonfederal work-study participants are not available.
6 Includes students who were single, divorced, or widowed.
7 Full-time, full-year includes students enrolled full time for 9 or more months. Part-time or part-year includes students enrolled part time for 9 or more months and students enrolled less than 9 months either part time or full time.
8 Excludes students attending more than one institution.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some students receive multiple types of aid and aid from different sources. Data include undergraduates in degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions. Data exclude students attending institutions in 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.)