Cost of college went up for all students at Illinois Wesleyan University


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

Illinois students paid $45,856 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,714 more than the $44,142 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, 450 students received grants or scholarships totaling $10.53 million and 290 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.36 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,811 students used grants or scholarships totaling $40.53 million. Another 1,130 took out $8.21 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
~1,346
$40,844
$42,490
$44,142
$45,856
12.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Illinois Wesleyan 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
84
19%
$405,767
$4,831
State / local grant or scholarship
93
21%
$428,576
$4,608
Institutional grants or scholarships
441
98%
$9,691,315
$21,976
Grant or scholarship aid total
450
100%
$10,525,658
$23,390
Federal student loans
286
64%
$1,643,426
$5,746
Other student loans
101
22%
$716,282
$7,092
Student loan aid
290
64%
$2,359,708
$8,137
Total student aid
450
100%

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