Cost of college went up for all students at Benedictine University


Tuition and fees rose 5.4 percent for 2017-18 at Benedictine University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $33,900 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,730 more than the $32,170 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 443 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.74 million and 333 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.16 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,674 students used grants or scholarships totaling $39.25 million. Another 2,096 took out $15.74 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
~4,124
$26,558
$27,465
$32,170
$33,900
27.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Benedictine University 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
186
42%
$909,746
$4,891
State / local grant or scholarship
169
38%
$719,435
$4,257
Institutional grants or scholarships
441
98%
$6,112,040
$13,860
Grant or scholarship aid total
443
99%
$7,741,221
$17,475
Federal student loans
332
74%
$1,836,634
$5,532
Other student loans
26
6%
$321,792
$12,377
Student loan aid
333
74%
$2,158,426
$6,482
Total student aid
443
99%

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