Cost of college went up for all students at Columbia Basin College

In-state tuition and fees rose 9.4 percent for 2017-18 at Columbia Basin College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 9.4 percent for 2017-18 at Columbia Basin College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $4,554 to attend the four-year public institution this year $391 more than the $4,163 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 43.4 percent more than residents this year, or $6,530. Their price tag grew 1.5 percent from $6,436 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 60 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 375 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.13 million and 55 students took out student loans totaling more than $233,738.

Including all undergraduates, 2,422 students used grants or scholarships totaling $12.27 million. Another 587 took out $3.31 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
~6,359
$4,450
$4,194
$4,163
$4,554
2.3%
Out-of-state
~130
$6,841
$6,189
$6,436
$6,530
-4.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Columbia Basin 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
305
42%
$1,248,314
$4,093
State / local grant or scholarship
267
36%
$793,187
$2,971
Institutional grants or scholarships
76
10%
$88,214
$1,161
Grant or scholarship aid total
375
51%
$2,129,715
$5,679
Federal student loans
53
7%
$224,738
$4,240
Other student loans
0%
Student loan aid
55
7%
$233,738
$4,250
Total student aid
444
60%

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