Cost of college went up for all students at Tacoma Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 12.5 percent for 2017-18 at Tacoma Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 12.5 percent for 2017-18 at Tacoma Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $4,146 to attend the four-year public institution this year $460 more than the $3,686 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 130.7 percent more than residents this year, or $9,564. Their price tag grew 5.9 percent from $9,030 in 2016-17.

About 97 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 48 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 434 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.5 million and 192 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.09 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,707 students used grants or scholarships totaling $15.44 million. Another 1,376 took out $8.39 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
~6,498
$4,194
$4,194
$3,686
$4,146
-1.1%
Out-of-state
~67
$9,354
$9,354
$9,030
$9,564
2.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Tacoma Community 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
321
31%
$1,358,875
$4,233
State / local grant or scholarship
309
30%
$1,006,471
$3,257
Institutional grants or scholarships
107
10%
$134,990
$1,262
Grant or scholarship aid total
434
42%
$2,500,336
$5,761
Federal student loans
190
18%
$1,083,894
$5,705
Other student loans
0%
Student loan aid
192
18%
$1,093,894
$5,697
Total student aid
497
48%

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