Cost of college went up for all students at William Rainey Harper College

In-state tuition and fees rose 1.4 percent for 2017-18 at William Rainey Harper College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 1.4 percent for 2017-18 at William Rainey Harper College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $9,666 to attend the two-year public institution this year $138 more than the $9,528 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 18.7 percent more than residents this year, or $11,478. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 1.2 percent from $11,340 in 2016-17.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. And about 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 51 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 673 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.27 million and 110 students took out student loans totaling more than $498,612.

Including all undergraduates, 3,954 students used grants or scholarships totaling $17.63 million. Another 888 took out $4.91 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
~14,001
$9,264
$9,396
$9,528
$9,666
4.3%
Out-of-state
0
$11,076
$11,208
$11,340
$11,478
3.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the William Rainey Harper 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
541
37%
$2,608,062
$4,821
State / local grant or scholarship
253
17%
$455,886
$1,802
Institutional grants or scholarships
98
7%
$201,964
$2,061
Grant or scholarship aid total
673
46%
$3,265,912
$4,853
Federal student loans
110
7%
$498,612
$4,533
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
110
7%
$498,612
$4,533
Total student aid
746
51%

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