Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

A larger proportion of students at private colleges receive financial aid than do students at public institutions. Students enrolled at private colleges are almost twice as likely to receive grants from their college as students enrolled at public institutions.

Percentage of Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid by Sector in 2014–2015

Source: U.S. Department of Educational, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics 2016. Prepared by the Council of Independent Colleges.
Note: Percentages for first-time full-time undergraduates during 2014–15. "Any Financial Aid" category includes aid listed as well as state and local grants.

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