Cost of college went up for all students at the University of Bridgeport


Tuition and fees rose 2.5 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Bridgeport, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Connecticut students paid $33,055 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $805 more than the $32,250 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, 542 students received grants or scholarships totaling $14.1 million and 430 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.7 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,485), 2,518 students used grants or scholarships totaling $56.5 million, and 2,026 students took out $22.5 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
~3,017
$30,850
$31,630
$32,250
$33,055
7.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Bridgeport 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
333
61%
$1,705,230
$5,121
State / local grant or scholarship
138
25%
$326,713
$2,367
Institutional grants or scholarships
542
99%
$12,110,167
$22,343
Grant or scholarship aid total
542
99%
$14,142,110
$26,092
Federal student loans
428
78%
$4,208,778
$9,834
Other student loans
40
7%
$514,454
$12,861
Student loan aid
430
78%
$4,723,232
$10,984
Total student aid
542
99%
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