Title IV Program Volume Reports (Student Loans and Grants)

DATE: September 5, 2017

AUTHOR: Aaron Fernandes


The Department of Education publishes quarterly accounts of loan and grant volume at the institution level. This is the best and most up-to-date source for total amounts of federal student aid, especially loans, and the number of aid recipients. Data can be aggregated at the state, sector or national level or institutions can be compared.

This is a critical data source for understanding institutions’ financial dependency on federal aid programs.

Overview link:


Data link:

Select quarterly loan or grant volume reports as desired. Four quarters must be added together to create an annual data file.

Best for:

Analyzing state, institutional and sector-level dependency on federal aid programs, especially loans.

Not as good for:

Disaggregating by student characteristics


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