Cost of college went up for all students at VanderCook College of Music

Tuition and fees rose 4.6 percent for 2017-18 at VanderCook College of Music, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition and fees rose 4.6 percent for 2017-18 at VanderCook College of Music, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $28,434 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,254 more than the $27,180 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 20 students received grants or scholarships totaling $201,785 and 18 students took out student loans totaling more than $154,314.

Including all undergraduates, 101 students used grants or scholarships totaling $1.08 million. Another 89 took out $641,133 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
~123
$25,690
$26,300
$27,180
$28,434
10.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the VanderCook College of Music 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
5
25%
$25,725
$5,145
State / local grant or scholarship
3
15%
$14,160
$4,720
Institutional grants or scholarships
20
100%
$161,900
$8,095
Grant or scholarship aid total
20
100%
$201,785
$10,089
Federal student loans
18
90%
$99,124
$5,507
Other student loans
3
15%
$55,190
$18,397
Student loan aid
18
90%
$154,314
$8,573
Total student aid
20
100%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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