Cost of college went up for all students at Pacific Lutheran University


Tuition and fees rose 4.2 percent for 2018-19 at Pacific Lutheran University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington students paid $42,436 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,714 more than the $40,722 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 609 students received grants or scholarships totaling $17.9 million and 350 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.5 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,207), 2,562 students used grants or scholarships totaling $64.7 million, and 1,515 students took out $16.9 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~2,341
$37,950
$39,450
$40,722
$42,436
11.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Pacific Lutheran University 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
199
32%
$1,076,293
$5,409
State / local grant or scholarship
214
35%
$1,789,055
$8,360
Institutional grants or scholarships
604
98%
$14,988,885
$24,816
Grant or scholarship aid total
609
98%
$17,854,233
$29,317
Federal student loans
342
55%
$1,875,712
$5,485
Other student loans
48
8%
$660,947
$13,770
Student loan aid
350
57%
$2,536,659
$7,248
Total student aid
615
99%
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