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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 5,528
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 64%
Average Aid Amount $7,751
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,027
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 85%

Financial Aid Information at Lamar

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 5,528 students (64% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $7,751. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 1,027 students (85% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Lamar University is $8,690 for Texas residents and $18,482 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 5,528 students (64% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $7,751. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Lamar University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Lamar University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid5,52864%$7,751
Pell Grants3,54441%$4,842
Federal Student Loans3,71043%$7,477

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 1,027 beginning students (85% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 868 students (72% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Lamar University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Lamar University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid1,02785%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources86772%$10,226
Federal Grants71659%$5,269
Pell Grants61451%$5,141
Other Federal Grants39733%$1,551
State/Local Grants76763%$5,416
Institutional Grants26122%$3,599
Student Loans56447%$7,111
Federal Student Loans55045%$6,415
Other Student Loans423%$11,475

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 766 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Lamar University. Among them, 497 students have lived on campus and 71 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at Lamar University
Living Status201720182019
Living On-Campus658648497
Living Off-Campus with Family293258198
Living Off-Campus without Family767971

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2019-2020 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at Lamar University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level814746$7,018,811$8,623
$0 - $30,000364364$4,137,095$11,366
$30,001 - $48,000157157$1,684,685$10,730
$48,001 - $75,000112103$759,611$6,782
$75,001 - $110,0009774$310,695$3,203
$110,001 or more8448$126,725$1,509