Cost of college went up for all students at East-West University

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


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

Illinois students paid $21,450 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $630 more than the $20,820 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 149 students received grants or scholarships totaling $568,924 and 136 students took out student loans totaling more than $350,547.

Including all undergraduates, 501 students used grants or scholarships totaling $1.82 million. Another 431 took out $1.03 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
~432
$19,545
$20,145
$20,820
$21,450
9.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the East-West 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
132
75%
$249,058
$1,887
State / local grant or scholarship
66
38%
$100,797
$1,527
Institutional grants or scholarships
142
81%
$219,069
$1,543
Grant or scholarship aid total
149
85%
$568,924
$3,818
Federal student loans
136
78%
$350,547
$2,578
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
136
78%
$350,547
$2,578
Total student aid
157
90%

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