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


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.2 percent for 2018-19 at Western Connecticut State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Connecticut residents paid $10,859 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $441 more than the $10,418 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 115.2 percent more than residents this year, or $23,367. Their price tag grew 1.1 percent from $23,107 in 2017-18.

About 74 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Connecticut residents. And about 26 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 82 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 543 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.1 million and 540 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.7 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,642), 2,654 students used grants or scholarships totaling $14.3 million, and 2,879 students took out $19.3 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
~4,175
$9,516
$10,017
$10,418
$10,859
14.1%
Out-of-state
~1,467
$21,786
$22,878
$23,107
$23,367
7.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at 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
284
35%
$1,410,854
$4,968
State / local grant or scholarship
432
53%
$1,561,483
$3,615
Institutional grants or scholarships
16
2%
$166,688
$10,418
Grant or scholarship aid total
543
67%
$3,139,025
$5,781
Federal student loans
530
65%
$2,901,094
$5,474
Other student loans
64
8%
$765,504
$11,961
Student loan aid
540
67%
$3,666,598
$6,790
Total student aid
662
82%
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