Cost of college went up for all students at Joliet Junior College

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.9 percent for 2017-18 at Joliet Junior College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.9 percent for 2017-18 at Joliet Junior College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $11,340 to attend the two-year public institution this year $832 more than the $10,508 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 6.1 percent more than residents this year, or $12,030. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 7.5 percent from $11,187 in 2016-17.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents.

Data shows 51 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 491 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.18 million and 145 students took out student loans totaling more than $461,986.

Including all undergraduates, 3,704 students used grants or scholarships totaling $16.52 million. Another 1,041 took out $3.29 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
~15,229
$9,369
$10,508
$10,508
$11,340
21%
Out-of-state
0
$10,006
$11,187
$11,187
$12,030
20.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Joliet Junior College 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
373
38%
$1,784,525
$4,784
State / local grant or scholarship
206
21%
$295,553
$1,435
Institutional grants or scholarships
61
6%
$102,389
$1,679
Grant or scholarship aid total
491
51%
$2,182,467
$4,445
Federal student loans
145
15%
$461,986
$3,186
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
145
15%
$461,986
$3,186
Total student aid
491
51%

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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