U.S. Department of Education Grant Programs

DATE: September 5, 2017

AUTHOR: Aaron Fernandes


While the vast majority of its support takes the form of federal grant and loan aid to students, the U.S. Department of Education also funds dozens of programs that provide support to institutions. There is no source similar to NSF’s tool to track where these funds go by institution, but general information and amounts are provided on the agency’s website. While not providing a significant share of overall institutional finance, these funds and the programsbehind them reflect some of the federal government’s stated priorities for the postsecondary sector.

Overview link:


Best for:

Assessing policy and funding priorities of the Department of Education

Not as good for:

Understanding institutional or state-level patterns in funding.


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