Cost of college went up for all students at Whitman College

Tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Whitman College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Whitman College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington students paid $49,780 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,918 more than the $47,862 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 80 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 273 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7 million and 199 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.09 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,096 students used grants or scholarships totaling $24.41 million. Another 668 took out $3.92 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
~433
$44,800
$46,138
$47,862
$49,780
11.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Whitman 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
49
13%
$295,303
$6,027
State / local grant or scholarship
8
2%
$80,071
$10,009
Institutional grants or scholarships
273
75%
$6,621,531
$24,255
Grant or scholarship aid total
273
75%
$6,996,905
$25,630
Federal student loans
198
54%
$1,041,840
$5,262
Other student loans
18
5%
$46,800
$2,600
Student loan aid
199
55%
$1,088,640
$5,471
Total student aid
292
80%

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