Cost of college went up for all students at Renton Technical College

Tuition and fees rose 11.2 percent for 2017-18 at Renton Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 11.2 percent for 2017-18 at Renton Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington students paid $5,377 to attend the four-year public institution this year $541 more than the $4,836 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 67 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 67 students received grants or scholarships totaling $399,925 and 23 students took out student loans totaling more than $126,573.

Including all undergraduates, 872 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.95 million. Another 343 took out $1.83 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
~3,551
$4,735
$4,836
$4,836
$5,377
13.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Renton Technical 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
60
49%
$235,352
$3,923
State / local grant or scholarship
53
43%
$147,885
$2,790
Institutional grants or scholarships
12
10%
$16,688
$1,391
Grant or scholarship aid total
67
55%
$399,925
$5,969
Federal student loans
22
18%
$117,771
$5,353
Other student loans
1%
Student loan aid
23
19%
$126,573
$5,503
Total student aid
82
67%

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