Cost of college went up for all students at South Puget Sound Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.2 percent for 2017-18 at South Puget Sound Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.2 percent for 2017-18 at South Puget Sound Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $4,401 to attend the two-year public institution this year $297 more than the $4,104 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 123.1 percent more than residents this year, or $9,819. Their price tag grew 3.2 percent from $9,513 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents. And about 2 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, 176 students received grants or scholarships totaling $997,063 and 25 students took out student loans totaling more than $123,017.

Including all undergraduates, 1,670 students used grants or scholarships totaling $8.22 million. Another 387 took out $2.15 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
~4,764
$4,321
$3,957
$4,104
$4,401
1.9%
Out-of-state
~97
$9,556
$9,096
$9,513
$9,819
2.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the South Puget Sound 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
132
32%
$554,120
$4,198
State / local grant or scholarship
117
28%
$306,463
$2,619
Institutional grants or scholarships
64
15%
$136,480
$2,133
Grant or scholarship aid total
176
42%
$997,063
$5,665
Federal student loans
25
6%
$123,017
$4,921
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
25
6%
$123,017
$4,921
Total student aid
201
48%

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