Cost of college went up for all students at Lone Star College System

In-state tuition and fees rose 5.3 percent for 2017-18 at Lone Star College System, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.3 percent for 2017-18 at Lone Star College System, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas residents paid $3,403 to attend the two-year public institution this year $171 more than the $3,232 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 10.5 percent more than residents this year, or $3,760. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 4.7 percent from $3,592 in 2016-17.

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

Data shows 54 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,319 students received grants or scholarships totaling $11.48 million and 827 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.27 million.

Including all undergraduates, 19,868 students used grants or scholarships totaling $73.23 million. Another 9,683 took out $41.89 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
71,551
$3,184
$3,184
$3,232
$3,403
6.9%
Out-of-state
0
$3,544
$3,544
$3,592
$3,760
6.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Lone Star College System 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
2,207
40%
$9,995,257
$4,529
State / local grant or scholarship
722
13%
$1,042,587
$1,444
Institutional grants or scholarships
544
10%
$440,143
$809
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,319
42%
$11,477,987
$4,950
Federal student loans
827
15%
$3,270,523
$3,955
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
827
15%
$3,270,523
$3,955
Total student aid
2,980
54%

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