Cost of college went up for all students at Panola College


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Panola College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas residents paid $3,120 to attend the two-year public institution this year $96 more than the $3,024 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 26.9 percent more than residents this year, or $3,960. Their price tag grew 3.8 percent from $3,816 in 2016-17.

About 67 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Texas residents. About 6 percent are residents of other states and 5 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 82 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 305 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.75 million and 84 students took out student loans totaling more than $351,325.

Including all undergraduates, 1,562 students used grants or scholarships totaling $6.87 million. Another 681 took out $3.01 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
~1,787
$2,904
$3,024
$3,024
$3,120
7.4%
Out-of-state
~160
$3,648
$3,816
$3,816
$3,960
8.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Panola 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
222
58%
$1,062,079
$4,784
State / local grant or scholarship
42
11%
$51,462
$1,225
Institutional grants or scholarships
161
42%
$640,558
$3,979
Grant or scholarship aid total
305
79%
$1,754,099
$5,751
Federal student loans
84
22%
$351,325
$4,182
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
84
22%
$351,325
$4,182
Total student aid
315
82%

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