Cost of college went up for all students at Aurora University

Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Aurora University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Aurora University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $23,520 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $690 more than the $22,830 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, 617 students received grants or scholarships totaling $9.01 million and 422 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.52 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,156 students used grants or scholarships totaling $38.64 million. Another 2,465 took out $18.53 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
~4,740
$21,320
$22,080
$22,830
$23,520
10.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Aurora 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
283
45%
$1,270,102
$4,488
State / local grant or scholarship
266
43%
$1,147,782
$4,315
Institutional grants or scholarships
613
98%
$6,593,647
$10,756
Grant or scholarship aid total
617
99%
$9,011,531
$14,605
Federal student loans
414
66%
$2,152,691
$5,200
Other student loans
34
5%
$367,061
$10,796
Student loan aid
422
68%
$2,519,752
$5,971
Total student aid
618
99%

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