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Average Amount of Aid

Students at private colleges receive three times as much institutional aid ($14,826) as students at public universities do ($4,765), and five times as much as students at for-profit institutions do ($2,872). As for total financial aid, students at private colleges receive one and a half times more than students at public and for-profit institutions receive.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2013, Digest of Education Statistics 2012.