Cost of college went down for all students at Seattle Central College

Tuition and fees fell 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Seattle Central College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees fell 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Seattle Central College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington students paid $3,795 to attend the four-year public institution this year $130 less than the $3,925 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 61 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 116 students received grants or scholarships totaling $824,641 and 14 students took out student loans totaling more than $72,584.

Including all undergraduates, 1,859 students used grants or scholarships totaling $11.92 million. Another 475 took out $3.07 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
~6,571
$3,893
$3,891
$3,925
$3,795
-2.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Seattle Central 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
102
51%
$503,141
$4,933
State / local grant or scholarship
84
42%
$261,585
$3,114
Institutional grants or scholarships
25
13%
$59,915
$2,397
Grant or scholarship aid total
116
58%
$824,641
$7,109
Federal student loans
14
7%
$72,584
$5,185
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
14
7%
$72,584
$5,185
Total student aid
122
61%

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