Cost of college went up for all students at Big Bend Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.7 percent for 2017-18 at Big Bend Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.7 percent for 2017-18 at Big Bend Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $4,149 to attend the two-year public institution this year $298 more than the $3,851 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 10.8 percent more than residents this year, or $4,596. Their price tag grew 7.8 percent from $4,265 in 2016-17.

About 93 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents. And about 7 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 78 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 206 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.16 million and 65 students took out student loans totaling more than $334,556.

Including all undergraduates, 1,059 students used grants or scholarships totaling $6.13 million. Another 390 took out $1.94 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
~2,039
$4,150
$3,846
$3,851
$4,149
-0%
Out-of-state
~154
$4,550
$4,254
$4,265
$4,596
1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Big Bend 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
160
54%
$669,184
$4,182
State / local grant or scholarship
124
42%
$346,530
$2,795
Institutional grants or scholarships
113
38%
$145,601
$1,289
Grant or scholarship aid total
206
69%
$1,161,315
$5,637
Federal student loans
62
21%
$293,345
$4,731
Other student loans
3
1%
$41,211
$13,737
Student loan aid
65
22%
$334,556
$5,147
Total student aid
232
78%

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