Cost of college went up for all students at Western Connecticut State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Western Connecticut State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Western Connecticut State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Connecticut residents paid $10,418 to attend the four-year public institution this year $401 more than the $10,017 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 121.8 percent more than residents this year, or $23,107. Their price tag grew 1 percent from $22,878 in 2016-17.

About 92 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Connecticut residents. And about 8 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 81 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 452 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.69 million and 365 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.23 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,732 students used grants or scholarships totaling $14.08 million. Another 2,932 took out $19.79 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
~5,263
$9,077
$9,516
$10,017
$10,418
14.8%
Out-of-state
~458
$20,812
$21,786
$22,878
$23,107
11%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Western Connecticut State 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
256
38%
$1,244,957
$4,863
State / local grant or scholarship
125
19%
$363,375
$2,907
Institutional grants or scholarships
352
53%
$1,078,569
$3,064
Grant or scholarship aid total
452
68%
$2,686,901
$5,944
Federal student loans
332
50%
$1,878,507
$5,658
Other student loans
33
5%
$350,213
$10,613
Student loan aid
365
55%
$2,228,720
$6,106
Total student aid
538
81%

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