Cost of college went up for all students at Olney Central College

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at Olney Central College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at Olney Central College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $9,743 to attend the two-year public institution this year $344 more than the $9,399 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 20.4 percent more than residents this year, or $11,734. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $11,390 in 2016-17.

About 99 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 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 174 students received grants or scholarships totaling $643,111 and 18 students took out student loans totaling more than $72,612.

Including all undergraduates, 1,199 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.81 million. Another 109 took out $410,622 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
~1,186
$9,079
$9,079
$9,399
$9,743
7.3%
Out-of-state
~12
$11,070
$11,070
$11,390
$11,734
6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Olney Central 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
83
46%
$332,940
$4,011
State / local grant or scholarship
28
16%
$38,608
$1,379
Institutional grants or scholarships
137
76%
$271,563
$1,982
Grant or scholarship aid total
174
97%
$643,111
$3,696
Federal student loans
16
9%
$61,412
$3,838
Other student loans
1%
Student loan aid
18
10%
$72,612
$4,034
Total student aid
179
99%

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