Cost of college went up for all students at Blackburn College


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

Illinois students paid $21,992 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $830 more than the $21,162 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 158 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.25 million and 139 students took out student loans totaling more than $737,526.

Including all undergraduates, 562 students used grants or scholarships totaling $6.96 million. Another 482 took out $2.8 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
~519
$19,560
$20,364
$21,162
$21,992
12.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Blackburn 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
105
66%
$478,098
$4,553
State / local grant or scholarship
90
57%
$391,565
$4,351
Institutional grants or scholarships
157
99%
$1,385,302
$8,824
Grant or scholarship aid total
158
99%
$2,254,965
$14,272
Federal student loans
138
87%
$673,434
$4,880
Other student loans
8
5%
$64,092
$8,012
Student loan aid
139
87%
$737,526
$5,306
Total student aid
159
100%

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