Cost of college went up for all students at South Texas College


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at South Texas College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas residents paid $4,020 to attend the four-year public institution this year $130 more than the $3,890 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 89.6 percent more than residents this year, or $7,620. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 67.1 percent from $4,560 in 2016-17.

100 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Texas residents.

Data shows 87 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,196 students received grants or scholarships totaling $10.66 million and 131 students took out student loans totaling more than $206,286.

Including all undergraduates, 13,437 students used grants or scholarships totaling $51.94 million.

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
33,700
$3,590
$3,770
$3,890
$4,020
12%
Out-of-state
0
$4,464
$4,440
$4,560
$7,620
70.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the South Texas College 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
2,033
79%
$9,640,005
$4,742
State / local grant or scholarship
505
20%
$967,560
$1,916
Institutional grants or scholarships
49
2%
$54,063
$1,103
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,196
86%
$10,661,628
$4,855
Federal student loans
0
0%
$0
Other student loans
131
5%
$206,286
$1,575
Student loan aid
131
5%
$206,286
$1,575
Total student aid
2,245
87%

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