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Most States Increased Need-Based Grants in 2012

July 15, 2013

Over all, state spending on student financial aid increased at the same time higher education was still being propped up with money from the federal stimulus. Money for need-based grants grew 6 percent from 2011 to 2012, while merit aid declined more than 9 percent. See article: "Many States Increased Student Aid Despite Recession, Data Show."

State Need-based aid Need-based portion of total Non-need-based aid Non-need-based portion of total Total aid
Alabama $16,872,911 86.6% $2,614,398 13.4% $19,487,309
Alaska $2,829,112 48.6% $2,996,011 51.4% $5,825,123
Arizona $15,865,095 100.0% $0 0.0% $15,865,095
Arkansas $8,806,312 5.7% $146,582,707 94.3% $155,389,019
California $1,492,492,025 99.8% $2,419,167 0.2% $1,494,911,192
Colorado $74,344,504 99.5% $364,922 0.5% $74,709,426
Connecticut $52,211,126 99.4% $310,000 0.6% $52,521,126
Delaware $13,990,331 66.6% $7,011,769 33.4% $21,002,100
Florida $151,246,972 30.8% $339,558,180 69.2% $490,805,152
Georgia $0 0.0% $561,020,302 100.0% $561,020,302
Hawaii $3,773,784 100.0% $0 0.0% $3,773,784
Idaho $1,780,740 28.3% $4,506,203 71.7% $6,286,943
Illinois $411,729,161 95.5% $19,521,440 4.5% $431,250,601
Indiana $250,327,309 96.7% $8,584,839 3.3% $258,912,148
Iowa $52,406,778 91.0% $5,194,841 9.0% $57,601,619
Kansas $17,826,185 99.3% $118,500 0.7% $17,944,685
Kentucky $89,907,571 46.2% $104,892,589 53.8% $194,800,160
Louisiana $26,982,911 13.6% $171,730,184 86.4% $198,713,095
Maine $15,439,583 100.0% $0 0.0% $15,439,583
Maryland $88,085,714 94.7% $4,935,413 5.3% $93,021,127
Massachusetts $82,588,668 92.0% $7,134,951 8.0% $89,723,619
Michigan $87,298,444 98.9% $1,010,309 1.1% $88,308,753
Minnesota $150,290,089 99.4% $900,976 0.6% $151,191,065
Mississippi $3,899,674 17.0% $19,043,843 83.0% $22,943,517
Missouri $59,954,882 61.8% $37,039,993 38.2% $96,994,875
Montana $5,077,691 78.6% $1,381,500 21.4% $6,459,191
Nebraska $15,465,436 100.0% $0 0.0% $15,465,436
Nevada $33,803,941 59.7% $22,861,510 40.3% $56,665,451
New Hampshire $0 N/A $0 N/A $0
New Jersey $337,609,056 96.1% $13,796,928 3.9% $351,405,984
New Mexico $24,442,735 25.9% $69,926,684 74.1% $94,369,419
New York $932,399,000 96.7% $32,152,403 3.3% $964,551,403
North Carolina $268,110,165 81.8% $59,635,270 18.2% $327,745,435
North Dakota $9,425,085 70.1% $4,015,735 29.9% $13,440,820
Ohio $74,930,555 68.9% $33,858,922 31.1% $108,789,477
Oklahoma $81,699,603 88.1% $11,072,171 11.9% $92,771,774
Oregon $43,751,591 99.9% $44,356 0.1% $43,795,947
Pennsylvania $456,793,892 99.9% $402,713 0.1% $457,196,605
Puerto Rico $59,250,935 100.0% $0 0.0% $59,250,935
Rhode Island $12,608,867 100.0% $0 0.0% $12,608,867
S.C. Comm on Higher Education $19,510,576 6.6% $275,740,315 93.4% $295,250,891
S.C. Tuition Grants Commission $32,329,537 100.0% $0 0.0% $32,329,537
South Dakota $0 0.0% $4,104,000 100.0% $4,104,000
Tennessee $81,529,790 22.2% $285,309,453 77.8% $366,839,243
Texas $658,997,241 100.0% $0 0.0% $658,997,241
Utah $2,990,940 31.2% $6,586,600 68.8% $9,577,540
Vermont $21,338,702 99.6% $88,500 0.4% $21,427,202
Virginia $146,969,630 65.6% $77,231,280 34.4% $224,200,910
Washington $290,549,304 99.1% $2,747,050 0.9% $293,296,354
Washington, D.C. $1,511,678 4.3% $33,673,831 95.7% $35,185,509
West Virginia $44,476,463 42.7% $59,687,647 57.3% $104,164,110
Wisconsin $112,297,388 97.3% $3,068,349 2.7% $115,365,737
Wyoming $15,487,408 100.0% $0 0.0% $15,487,408

Source: National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs

Correction (8/6/2013, 2:19 p.m.): This table originally misstated which year the data cover. The latest results are for the 2012 fiscal year, not 2011. The table has been updated to reflect this correction.