U.S. undergraduate student aid by source and type 2018-2019

This statistic shows the amount of student aid offered by different federal, state, and private sources to undergraduate students in the United States for the 2018/19 school year. Over this year, 28 billion U.S. dollars was offered to students in the form of Federal Pell Grants. Altogether, 186.9 billion U.S. dollars worth of student aid was provided across the country.

Amount of undergraduate student aid provided in the United States in 2018-2019

Amount of student aid in billion U.S. dollars
Federal Loans 54
Institutional Grants 52
Federal Pell Grants 28
Federal Education Tax Benefits 15
Private and Employer Grants 13
State Grants 12
Federal Veterans Benefits 10.5
Federal Work-Study and FSEOG 2
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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

In the United States student aid is funding that is provided to students to help them with education-related expenses such as tuition fees, accommodation costs, books and other supplies etc.
Data for current year is preliminary.

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