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.