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


In-state tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Spokane 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 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents. And about 5 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 71 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 638 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.01 million and 324 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.83 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,695 students used grants or scholarships totaling $22.52 million. Another 2,185 took out $13.49 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
9,595
$3,512
$3,388
$3,393
$3,460
-1.5%
Out-of-state
505
$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 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
530
50%
$2,234,532
$4,216
State / local grant or scholarship
508
48%
$1,637,927
$3,224
Institutional grants or scholarships
128
12%
$133,613
$1,044
Grant or scholarship aid total
638
61%
$4,006,072
$6,279
Federal student loans
324
31%
$1,827,940
$5,642
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
324
31%
$1,827,940
$5,642
Total student aid
748
71%

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