Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cost of college went up for all students at Western State Colorado University

In-state tuition and fees rose 6.6 percent for 2017-18 at Western State Colorado University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 6.6 percent for 2017-18 at Western State Colorado University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Colorado residents paid $9,802 to attend the four-year public institution this year $609 more than the $9,193 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 117 percent more than residents this year, or $21,274. Their price tag grew 3.8 percent from $20,497 in 2016-17.

About 72 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Colorado residents. And about 28 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 390 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.49 million and 241 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.66 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,565 students used grants or scholarships totaling $11.52 million. Another 1,184 took out $13.33 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
~2,094
$7,874
$8,451
$9,193
$9,802
24.5%
Out-of-state
~814
$18,319
$19,455
$20,497
$21,274
16.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Western State Colorado University 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
119
26%
$521,760
$4,385
State / local grant or scholarship
128
28%
$245,766
$1,920
Institutional grants or scholarships
366
79%
$1,720,107
$4,700
Grant or scholarship aid total
390
84%
$2,487,633
$6,379
Federal student loans
241
52%
$1,256,894
$5,215
Other student loans
27
6%
$399,136
$14,783
Student loan aid
241
52%
$1,656,030
$6,871
Total student aid
417
90%

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