Cost of college went up for all students at Morton College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.8 percent for 2017-18 at Morton College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $8,212 to attend the two-year public institution this year $224 more than the $7,988 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 24.9 percent more than residents this year, or $10,260. Their price tag grew 2.2 percent from $10,036 in 2016-17.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 66 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 284 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.43 million and 7 students took out student loans totaling more than $29,338.

Including all undergraduates, 2,002 students used grants or scholarships totaling $9.16 million. Another 127 took out $614,605 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
~4,353
$7,604
$7,764
$7,988
$8,212
8%
Out-of-state
~44
$9,652
$9,812
$10,036
$10,260
6.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Morton 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
264
61%
$1,255,073
$4,754
State / local grant or scholarship
132
30%
$133,472
$1,011
Institutional grants or scholarships
23
5%
$45,692
$1,987
Grant or scholarship aid total
284
66%
$1,434,237
$5,050
Federal student loans
7
2%
$29,338
$4,191
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
7
2%
$29,338
$4,191
Total student aid
287
66%

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