Cost of college went up for all students at Pacific Lutheran University

Tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Pacific Lutheran University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Pacific Lutheran University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington students paid $40,722 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,272 more than the $39,450 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 627 students received grants or scholarships totaling $16.09 million and 335 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.55 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,689 students used grants or scholarships totaling $61.24 million. Another 1,696 took out $12.81 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
~2,057
$36,530
$37,950
$39,450
$40,722
11.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Pacific Lutheran University 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
171
27%
$873,112
$5,106
State / local grant or scholarship
110
17%
$1,004,226
$9,129
Institutional grants or scholarships
627
98%
$14,210,161
$22,664
Grant or scholarship aid total
627
98%
$16,087,499
$25,658
Federal student loans
335
52%
$2,099,468
$6,267
Other student loans
36
6%
$447,325
$12,426
Student loan aid
335
52%
$2,546,793
$7,602
Total student aid
630
98%

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