Share of U.S. students' expenses covered by Pell grants 2000/01-2017/18

Percentage of U.S. students' expenses for tuition fees, room and board covered by Pell grants from 2000 to 2018

Share of U.S. students' expenses covered by Pell grants 2000/01-2017/18 The statistic shows the share of U.S. college students' expenses that can be covered by the maximum Pell grant, from the academic year 1998/99 until 2017/18. In 2017-18, it was possible for U.S. students, studying in public four-year institutions, to cover 29 percent of their expenses with the aid of the federal grant program.
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Percentage of U.S. students' expenses for tuition fees, room and board covered by Pell grants from 2000 to 2018

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Public four-year institutionsPrivate foul-year institutions
1998/99 39%15%
2003/04 38%16%
2008/09 33%14%
2013/14 31%14%
2017/1829%13%
Public four-year institutionsPrivate foul-year institutions
1998/99 39%15%
2003/04 38%16%
2008/09 33%14%
2013/14 31%14%
2017/1829%13%
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The statistic shows the share of U.S. college students' expenses that can be covered by the maximum Pell grant, from the academic year 1998/99 until 2017/18. In 2017-18, it was possible for U.S. students, studying in public four-year institutions, to cover 29 percent of their expenses with the aid of the federal grant program.
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