Cost of college went up for all students at Wenatchee Valley College


In-state tuition and fees rose 6.8 percent for 2018-19 at Wenatchee Valley College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $4,035 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $256 more than the $3,779 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 10.6 percent more than residents this year, or $4,464. Their price tag grew 6.4 percent from $4,196 in 2017-18.

About 97 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents. And about 3 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 70 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 263 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.6 million and 20 students took out student loans totaling more than $100,954.

Including all undergraduates (3,444), 1,611 students used grants or scholarships totaling $9.7 million, and 307 students took out $1.7 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
~3,341
$3,576
$3,678
$3,779
$4,035
12.8%
Out-of-state
~103
$4,010
$4,085
$4,196
$4,464
11.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Wenatchee Valley 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
203
50%
$874,732
$4,309
State / local grant or scholarship
185
46%
$596,835
$3,226
Institutional grants or scholarships
88
22%
$174,962
$1,988
Grant or scholarship aid total
263
65%
$1,646,529
$6,261
Federal student loans
19
5%
$86,843
$4,571
Other student loans
-
0%
-
-
Student loan aid
20
5%
$100,954
$5,048
Total student aid
282
70%
-
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