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Finance Surveys

Finance data provides context for understanding the resources and costs of providing postsecondary education and its contribution to the gross national product. IPEDS collects finance data conforming to the accounting standards that govern public and private institutions. Generally, private institutions use standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and public institutions use standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Data collected include:

  • Revenues by source (e.g., tuition and fees, government grants and contracts, private gifts);
  • Expenses by function (e.g., instruction, research, academic support, institutional support);
  • Assets and liabilities; and
  • Scholarships and fellowships.

IPEDS Finance Survey components provides additional information related to the data reported. 

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Financial Aid Surveys

The Student Financial Aid survey collects the count of students awarded different types of financial aid or military education benefits and the total amounts of aid awarded. The average dollar amount of aid awarded is then calculated. As required by the Higher Education Act (1965), as amended, IPEDS also collects data to calculate average net price at each institution for two groups of undergraduates: those awarded grant aid and those awarded Title IV federal aid.

Data collected include:

  • Counts of undergraduate students awarded aid and amounts of aid,
  • Counts of full-time, first-time undergraduate students awarded aid and amounts of aid, and
  • Counts of undergraduate and graduate students receiving military education benefits.

IPEDS Financial Aid Survey components provides additional information related to the data reported. 

2018

2017

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2015

2014