These tables examine the students who did not apply for federal aid. Tables 1-4 include any undergraduates who either did not file the FAFSA or who did not receive any federal aid in the 2003-2004 academic year. These tables do not capture local or institutional aid that the student could have directly applied for without filing a FAFSA.
The columns represent the percent of students in each category who did not apply for federal aid. For example, in Table 1, 41 percent of all undergraduates in the US did not apply for aid. Of those undergraduates who were attending full-time for the full year, 28 percent did not apply for aid. Half of those who were attending at a lower intensity level (part-time and/or part year) did not apply for aid.
The approximate number of students who did not apply for aid is located in the row below the percent of students who did not apply for aid. This estimate is derived from the NPSAS data and should be used as a broad estimate.
The tables have fairly general categories due to the small sample sizes of the groups in the Minnesota data. Overall, Minnesota students tend to apply for federal aid at higher levels than the national average. The largest percentage of those who do not apply is in the part-time and/or part year category.
This is part of an on-going project to determine aid applicants in Minnesota. The full report will be released later this year.