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U.S. Undergraduate Students Receiving Work Study

Table includes percentages of students receiving work-study and amounts for years 1995-1996, 1999-2000, 2003-2004 and 2007-2008. Institutional and student characteristics included.

  1995-96 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08
Characteristic Percent Avg amount Percent Avg amount Percent Avg amount Percent Avg amount
                 
Total 5.3 $1,400 5.6 $1,600 7.7 $1,900 7.4 $2,400
 
Type of institution
Public 2-year 1.5 $1,300 1.4 $1,600 3.5 $2,100 3.3 $3,000
Public 4-year 5.9 $1,400 6.6 $1,700 8.7 $2,000 7.7 $2,500
Private nonprofit 4-year 18.3 $1,400 18.3 $1,600 21.5 $1,800 23.2 $2,100
For-profit 0.4 0.9! $2,400 2.4 $2,400 2.0 $3,500
More than one institution 4.2 $1,600 4.0 $1,400 7.2 $1,900 7.7 $2,200
 
Attendance status
Full-time, full-year 12.0 $1,400 11.6 $1,700 13.9 $1,900 13.5 $2,300
Full-time, part-year 2.8 $1,200 3.9 $1,100 4.8 $1,800 5.2 $2,200
Part-time, full-year 2.4 $1,600 2.4 $2,000 4.2 $2,100 4.1 $2,800
Part-time, part-year 0.6 $1,700 0.5 $1,800 2.0 $2,000 2.0 $3,300
 
Sex
Male 4.5 $1,400 4.8 $1,600 7.5 $2,000 7.2 $2,500
Female 5.8 $1,400 6.2 $1,600 7.8 $1,900 7.6 $2,300
 
Race/ethnicity
White 4.8 $1,400 5.6 $1,600 7.5 $1,900 7.3 $2,400
Black 6.4 $1,400 6.1 $1,500 8.6 $1,900 7.2 $2,400
Hispanic 6.1 $1,200 5.2 $1,700 7.0 $2,000 7.2 $2,600
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.7 $1,600 5.3 $1,900 9.2 $2,100 8.6 $2,500
American Indian 4.2! 3.1 4.9 $1,700 5.3 $2,100
Other or Two or more races 5.1! 6.4 $1,700 8.5 $2,000 10.8 $2,500
 
Age
18 or younger 10.1 $1,200 10.0 $1,400 11.9 $1,700 11.8 $2,100
19–23 7.6 $1,400 8.0 $1,600 10.6 $2,000 10.1 $2,400
24–29 2.5 $1,600 2.6 $1,800 4.0 $2,100 3.8 $2,700
30–39 1.6 $1,600 1.7 $2,100 3.3 $2,100 2.7 $2,600
40 or older 1.1 $1,900 1.0 $2,000 2.8 $2,400 2.0 $3,000
 
Dependency/marital status
Dependent 8.2 $1,400 9.2 $1,600 11.4 $1,900 11.0 $2,300
Independent 2.4 $1,500 2.1 $1,900 3.9 $2,100 3.3 $2,700
Unmarried with no dependents 2.5 $1,500 2.5 $1,900 4.9 $2,100 4.3 $2,600
Married with no dependents 1.0 2000! 1.0 $1,800 2.8 $2,000 3.5 $3,000
Unmarried with dependents 3.8 $1,500 2.8 $1,800 4.5 $2,000 3.2 $2,600
Married with dependents 1.7 $1,600 1.4 $2,000 2.8 $2,500 2.1 $2,800
                 
Dependent student family income                
Lowest 25 percent 11.0 $1,300 12.6 $1,500 15.3 $1,900 13.3 $2,200
Lower middle 25 percent 9.8 $1,300 10.7 $1,600 12.7 $1,900 12.5 $2,300
Upper middle 25 percent 7.2 $1,400 8.7 $1,600 10.2 $1,800 10.3 $2,400
Highest 25 percent 4.7 $1,400 4.7 $1,700 7.0 $2,000 7.9 $2,400
                 
Independent student family income                
Lowest 25 percent 5.9 $1,500 5.7 $1,700 7.7 $2,000 6.6 $2,400
Lower middle 25 percent 2.4 $1,700 1.5 $2,000 4.2 $2,300 3.3 $2,800
Upper middle 25 percent 1.0 $1,400 1.0 $2,400 2.7 $2,100 2.0 $3,000
Highest 25 percent 0.2 0.2 0.9 $2,500 1.2 $3,600
! Data should be interpreted with caution. Estimates not necessarily accurate.
‡ Reporting standards not met for statistic.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

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