Cost of college went up for all students at Triton College

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at Triton College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at Triton College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $9,726 to attend the two-year public institution this year $366 more than the $9,360 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 24.2 percent more than residents this year, or $12,076. Their price tag grew 3.8 percent from $11,630 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. About 1 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 62 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 467 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.08 million and 61 students took out student loans totaling more than $240,908.

Including all undergraduates, 3,625 students used grants or scholarships totaling $13.75 million. Another 569 took out $2.69 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
~11,158
$8,858
$9,360
$9,360
$9,726
9.8%
Out-of-state
~114
$11,018
$11,630
$11,630
$12,076
9.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Triton 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
367
48%
$1,492,910
$4,068
State / local grant or scholarship
150
20%
$187,328
$1,249
Institutional grants or scholarships
116
15%
$396,219
$3,416
Grant or scholarship aid total
467
62%
$2,076,457
$4,446
Federal student loans
60
8%
$214,908
$3,582
Other student loans
3
0%
$26,000
$8,667
Student loan aid
61
8%
$240,908
$3,949
Total student aid
472
62%

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