Cost of college went up for all students at McKendree University


Tuition and fees rose 3.1 percent for 2017-18 at McKendree University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $29,640 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $900 more than the $28,740 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, 357 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.3 million and 262 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.8 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,898 students used grants or scholarships totaling $30.92 million. Another 1,389 took out $10.01 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
~1,915
$26,900
$27,930
$28,740
$29,640
10.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the McKendree 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
160
44%
$807,616
$5,048
State / local grant or scholarship
133
37%
$583,524
$4,387
Institutional grants or scholarships
357
99%
$5,912,756
$16,562
Grant or scholarship aid total
357
99%
$7,303,896
$20,459
Federal student loans
256
71%
$1,459,856
$5,703
Other student loans
29
8%
$343,143
$11,833
Student loan aid
262
72%
$1,802,999
$6,882
Total student aid
357
99%

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