Cost of college went up for all students at Brightwood College-McAllen

Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Brightwood College-McAllen, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Brightwood College-McAllen, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas students paid $16,462 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year $300 more than the $16,162 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 86 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 656 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.25 million and 615 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.51 million.

Including all undergraduates, 669 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.34 million. Another 625 took out $4.58 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
265
$16,012
$16,012
$16,162
$16,462
2.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Brightwood College-McAllen 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
609
79%
$3,080,674
$5,059
State / local grant or scholarship
7
1%
$39,000
$5,571
Institutional grants or scholarships
631
82%
$1,129,850
$1,791
Grant or scholarship aid total
656
85%
$4,249,524
$6,478
Federal student loans
615
80%
$4,498,564
$7,315
Other student loans
0%
Student loan aid
615
80%
$4,508,564
$7,331
Total student aid
661
86%

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