Cost of college went up for resident students at Bellingham Technical College

In-state tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Bellingham Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Bellingham Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $3,461 to attend the four-year public institution this year $67 more than the $3,394 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 26.8 percent more than residents this year, or $4,387. Non-resident tuition and fees was reduced 49.8 percent from $8,739 in 2016-17.

100 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents.

Data shows 85 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 34 students received grants or scholarships totaling $176,033 and 14 students took out student loans totaling more than $80,276.

Including all undergraduates, 1,392 students used grants or scholarships totaling $8.2 million. Another 774 took out $5.21 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
2,426
$3,518
$3,389
$3,394
$3,461
-1.6%
Out-of-state
0
$9,108
$8,728
$8,739
$4,387
-51.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Bellingham 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
26
63%
$113,495
$4,365
State / local grant or scholarship
16
39%
$47,788
$2,987
Institutional grants or scholarships
23
56%
$14,750
$641
Grant or scholarship aid total
34
83%
$176,033
$5,177
Federal student loans
14
34%
$80,276
$5,734
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
14
34%
$80,276
$5,734
Total student aid
35
85%

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