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

In-state tuition and fees rose 4.8 percent for 2017-18 at Southern Connecticut State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.8 percent for 2017-18 at Southern Connecticut State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Connecticut residents paid $10,538 to attend the four-year public institution this year $484 more than the $10,054 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 120.4 percent more than residents this year, or $23,226. Their price tag grew 1.4 percent from $22,915 in 2016-17.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Connecticut residents. And about 5 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, 850 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.82 million and 970 students took out student loans totaling more than $6.73 million.

Including all undergraduates, 4,458 students used grants or scholarships totaling $28.8 million. Another 4,945 took out $34.06 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
9,804
$9,157
$9,600
$10,054
$10,538
15.1%
Out-of-state
516
$20,937
$21,870
$22,915
$23,226
10.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southern 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
570
41%
$2,662,071
$4,670
State / local grant or scholarship
177
13%
$577,301
$3,262
Institutional grants or scholarships
370
27%
$1,580,527
$4,272
Grant or scholarship aid total
850
61%
$4,819,899
$5,670
Federal student loans
953
68%
$5,654,499
$5,933
Other student loans
86
6%
$1,072,818
$12,475
Student loan aid
970
70%
$6,727,317
$6,935
Total student aid
1,124
81%

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