Cost of college went up for all students at Oakton Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.2 percent for 2017-18 at Oakton Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.2 percent for 2017-18 at Oakton Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $10,446 to attend the two-year public institution this year $700 more than the $9,746 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 19.3 percent more than residents this year, or $12,462. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 5.7 percent from $11,790 in 2016-17.

About 94 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. And about 6 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 46 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 261 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.02 million and 20 students took out student loans totaling more than $91,145.

Including all undergraduates, 2,434 students used grants or scholarships totaling $7.84 million. Another 108 took out $404,342 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
~8,876
$8,234
$8,878
$9,746
$10,446
26.9%
Out-of-state
0
$10,418
$10,866
$11,790
$12,462
19.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Oakton Community 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
176
31%
$791,884
$4,499
State / local grant or scholarship
84
15%
$113,047
$1,346
Institutional grants or scholarships
82
14%
$113,933
$1,389
Grant or scholarship aid total
261
46%
$1,018,864
$3,904
Federal student loans
18
3%
$77,645
$4,314
Other student loans
0%
Student loan aid
20
4%
$91,145
$4,557
Total student aid
262
46%

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