Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


It is interesting to note that, every year, around 96% of students at UPRP receive some kind of financial aid, while the total amount of assistance/loans provided is $1,623,236. More information regarding the financial assistance schemes can be accessed on UPRP’s official financial aid page at http://www.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=422&Itemid=54&LinkId=83. Notably, a total of 96% of the applicants to University of Puerto Rico-Ponce receive the Federal Grant every year. On the other hand, 96% of the candidates get the Student Grant, 14% receive the Institution Grant, and 93% get the Pell Grant. Moreover, the average aid amount for Federal Grant awardees stands at $5,083, while the same comes to $242 for State Grant receivers and $971 for Institution Grant awardees. And, for the Pell Grant awardees, the average aid amount is $5,001. Among other things, the annual family income of the applicant plays a major role in determining the total financial aid they are actually eligible to receive. Alternatively, the candidates can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans, apart from financial grants and scholarship schemes to pay for their studies. In contrast to grants and scholarships, student loans are taken by the candidates at a certain rate of interest. While grants and scholarship schemes do not require repayment, student loans should be repaid by the applicants within a given period. At University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, the percentage of candidates who opt to avail of student loans is around 9%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


Student Loans for University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate