Trends in Student Aid

DATE: September 5, 2017

AUTHOR: Aaron Fernandes


The College Board produces an annual compendium of financial aid data, including a summary report and an extensive Excel workbook. This is not a primary source much of the data derive from sources like NPSAS and IPEDS but it is one of the more useful, extensive, and consistently produced secondary sources available. While there is some state and regional data, most is national averages, disaggregated by different student characteristics.

Overview link:

Data link:

Best for:

Major national trends in major categories of student financial support.

Not as good for:

State or institution-level analysis.


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