Cost of college went up for all students at Highland Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 10.2 percent for 2017-18 at Highland Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $6,231 to attend the two-year public institution this year $576 more than the $5,655 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 0.8 percent more than residents this year, or $6,279. Their price tag grew 9.2 percent from $5,751 in 2016-17.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. About 5 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, 252 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.11 million and 48 students took out student loans totaling more than $165,503.

Including all undergraduates, 875 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.72 million. Another 271 took out $1.18 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
~1,764
$4,911
$5,199
$5,655
$6,231
26.9%
Out-of-state
~93
$5,151
$5,415
$5,751
$6,279
21.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Highland Community 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
182
54%
$783,805
$4,307
State / local grant or scholarship
58
17%
$80,592
$1,390
Institutional grants or scholarships
121
36%
$242,617
$2,005
Grant or scholarship aid total
252
75%
$1,107,014
$4,393
Federal student loans
48
14%
$165,503
$3,448
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
48
14%
$165,503
$3,448
Total student aid
269
80%

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