Cost of college went up for resident students at Rock Valley College

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2017-18 at Rock Valley College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2017-18 at Rock Valley College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $8,924 to attend the two-year public institution this year $300 more than the $8,624 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 71.6 percent more than residents this year, or $15,314. Their price tag was reduced 1.7 percent from $15,584 in 2016-17.

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

Data shows 49 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 318 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.43 million and 48 students took out student loans totaling more than $185,608.

Including all undergraduates, 2,811 students used grants or scholarships totaling $12.32 million. Another 472 took out $1.76 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
~7,622
$7,934
$8,244
$8,624
$8,924
12.5%
Out-of-state
~77
$14,774
$15,354
$15,584
$15,314
3.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Rock Valley 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
294
40%
$1,269,641
$4,319
State / local grant or scholarship
115
16%
$112,949
$982
Institutional grants or scholarships
47
6%
$51,375
$1,093
Grant or scholarship aid total
318
43%
$1,433,965
$4,509
Federal student loans
48
7%
$185,608
$3,867
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
48
7%
$185,608
$3,867
Total student aid
363
49%

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