Cost of college went up for all students at Spokane Falls Community College

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

Washington residents paid $3,460 to attend the four-year public institution this year $67 more than the $3,393 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 154.7 percent more than residents this year, or $8,813. Their price tag grew 0.9 percent from $8,738 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 64 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 659 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.64 million and 294 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.48 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,514 students used grants or scholarships totaling $13.71 million. Another 1,228 took out $6.79 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
~5,526
$3,512
$3,388
$3,393
$3,460
-1.5%
Out-of-state
~113
$8,702
$8,726
$8,738
$8,813
1.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Spokane Falls 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
506
40%
$1,988,786
$3,930
State / local grant or scholarship
469
37%
$1,358,740
$2,897
Institutional grants or scholarships
213
17%
$290,336
$1,363
Grant or scholarship aid total
659
53%
$3,637,862
$5,520
Federal student loans
287
23%
$1,447,519
$5,044
Other student loans
7
1%
$37,111
$5,302
Student loan aid
294
23%
$1,484,630
$5,050
Total student aid
806
64%

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