Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cost of college went up for all students at University of Northern Colorado

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.4 percent for 2017-18 at University of Northern Colorado, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.4 percent for 2017-18 at University of Northern Colorado, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Colorado residents paid $9,546 to attend the four-year public institution this year $658 more than the $8,888 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 121.4 percent more than residents this year, or $21,132. Their price tag grew 3.2 percent from $20,474 in 2016-17.

About 84 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Colorado residents. About 15 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 86 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,410 students received grants or scholarships totaling $12.13 million and 1,156 students took out student loans totaling more than $6.98 million.

Including all undergraduates, 5,936 students used grants or scholarships totaling $45.59 million. Another 4,876 took out $31 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~10,993
$7,733
$8,166
$8,888
$9,546
23.4%
Out-of-state
~1,963
$19,277
$19,752
$20,474
$21,132
9.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Northern Colorado in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
713
35%
$3,064,621
$4,298
State / local grant or scholarship
608
30%
$1,527,128
$2,512
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,351
67%
$7,541,896
$5,582
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,410
70%
$12,133,645
$8,605
Federal student loans
1,127
56%
$5,752,135
$5,104
Other student loans
106
5%
$1,232,843
$11,631
Student loan aid
1,156
57%
$6,984,978
$6,042
Total student aid
1,733
86%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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