Cost of college went up for all students at Fortis Institute-Houston

Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Fortis Institute-Houston, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Fortis Institute-Houston, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas students paid $14,664 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year $429 more than the $14,235 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 83 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 369 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.67 million and 374 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.72 million.

Including all undergraduates, 465 students used grants or scholarships totaling $2.13 million. Another 453 took out $4.25 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
456
$13,925
$13,935
$14,235
$14,664
5.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Fortis Institute-Houston 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
369
77%
$1,644,318
$4,456
State / local grant or scholarship
0
0%
$0
Institutional grants or scholarships
4
1%
$27,894
$6,974
Grant or scholarship aid total
369
77%
$1,672,212
$4,532
Federal student loans
372
78%
$3,679,326
$9,891
Other student loans
16
3%
$43,791
$2,737
Student loan aid
374
78%
$3,723,117
$9,955
Total student aid
399
83%

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