Student financial aid programs account for about 1 percent of the federal budget. The federal appropriation for Pell and campus-based student aid programs in 2009-10 was $30.9 billion, which helped almost 8 million students continue their education. Much of this funding goes to undergraduate students from low-income families.


  • Comment by Kevin — February 5, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    Where can the raw data behind these numbers be acquired?

  • Comment by Admin — February 12, 2014 @ 12:44 am

    Hi Kevin — you may want to check the Congressional Budget Office or the U.S. Department of Education. That is generally where we pull all our data from.

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