Cost of college went up for all students at Southwest University at El Paso


Tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2018-19 at Southwest University at El Paso, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas students paid $15,500 to attend the four-year private for-profit institution this year – $500 more than the $15,000 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 93 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 546 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.5 million and 520 students took out student loans totaling more than $5.4 million.

Including all undergraduates (1,481), 1,329 students used grants or scholarships totaling $10 million, and 1,247 students took out $12.7 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~1,422
$15,000
$15,000
$15,000
$15,500
3.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Southwest University at El Paso 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
520
87%
$2,929,272
$5,633
State / local grant or scholarship
64
11%
$339,913
$5,311
Institutional grants or scholarships
95
16%
$204,090
$2,148
Grant or scholarship aid total
546
92%
$3,473,275
$6,361
Federal student loans
520
87%
$5,377,917
$10,342
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
520
87%
$5,377,917
$10,342
Total student aid
552
93%
-
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