Cost of college went up for all students at Prairie State College

In-state tuition and fees rose 8.9 percent for 2017-18 at Prairie State College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 8.9 percent for 2017-18 at Prairie State College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $9,162 to attend the two-year public institution this year $750 more than the $8,412 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 18.4 percent more than residents this year, or $10,848. Their price tag grew 8.8 percent from $9,972 in 2016-17.

About 93 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. About 6 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 80 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 154 students received grants or scholarships totaling $884,997 and 45 students took out student loans totaling more than $217,101.

Including all undergraduates, 2,272 students used grants or scholarships totaling $12.66 million. Another 869 took out $5.06 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
~4,170
$7,644
$7,800
$8,412
$9,162
19.9%
Out-of-state
~269
$9,084
$9,240
$9,972
$10,848
19.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Prairie State 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
138
63%
$708,609
$5,135
State / local grant or scholarship
65
30%
$100,079
$1,540
Institutional grants or scholarships
26
12%
$76,309
$2,935
Grant or scholarship aid total
154
70%
$884,997
$5,747
Federal student loans
45
21%
$217,101
$4,824
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
45
21%
$217,101
$4,824
Total student aid
175
80%

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