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Percent of students receiving Pell Grant funding by sex, 2011-12 and 2015-2016

Description: Pell Grants are a form of student aid in the form of cash grants that are awarded to undergraduate students in the US by the United States Department of Education. This figure shows the percentage of undergraduate males and females receiving Pell Grants in 2011-12 and 2015-16. The male gender gap was 8.3% in the 2011-12 academic year and increased to 9.1% in the 2015-16 academic year.

Geography: United States

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BAMIndex ID: ED00003
Contributor Name/Organization: Global Initiative for Boys and Men (GIBM)
Data Source: U.S. Department of Education:
Trends in Pell Grant Receipts, 2019
Archived PDF of original data source: ED00003-datasource
Keywords: Education, college, Pell Grant, US Department of Education
Additional info: The US Dept. of Education released the trends data for every fourth year; each table represents award amounts for one academic year. Pell Grants can used to cover the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, and other educational expenses.
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