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


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2017-18 at Heartland Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $8,550 to attend the two-year public institution this year $180 more than the $8,370 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 48.1 percent more than residents this year, or $12,660. Their price tag grew 1.9 percent from $12,420 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. About 1 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 59 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 172 students received grants or scholarships totaling $786,645 and 94 students took out student loans totaling more than $399,915.

Including all undergraduates, 2,058 students used grants or scholarships totaling $7.03 million. Another 943 took out $3.61 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
In-state
~5,176
$8,070
$8,250
$8,370
$8,550
5.9%
Out-of-state
~53
$11,970
$12,240
$12,420
$12,660
5.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Heartland 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
137
36%
$558,792
$4,079
State / local grant or scholarship
71
19%
$125,555
$1,768
Institutional grants or scholarships
40
10%
$102,298
$2,557
Grant or scholarship aid total
172
45%
$786,645
$4,574
Federal student loans
91
24%
$384,715
$4,228
Other student loans
3
1%
$15,200
$5,067
Student loan aid
94
25%
$399,915
$4,254
Total student aid
227
59%

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