Cost of college went up for all students at Carl Sandburg College

In-state tuition and fees rose 1.7 percent for 2017-18 at Carl Sandburg College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 1.7 percent for 2017-18 at Carl Sandburg College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $6,770 to attend the two-year public institution this year $112 more than the $6,658 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 11.6 percent more than residents this year, or $7,554. Their price tag grew 3.1 percent from $7,330 in 2016-17.

About 96 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. About 1 percent are residents of other states and 3 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 86 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 203 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.45 million and 12 students took out student loans totaling more than $50,813.

Including all undergraduates, 1,560 students used grants or scholarships totaling $7.71 million. Another 310 took out $972,461 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
~1,850
$5,846
$6,014
$6,658
$6,770
15.8%
Out-of-state
~19
$6,854
$7,078
$7,330
$7,554
10.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Carl Sandburg 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
148
62%
$840,194
$5,677
State / local grant or scholarship
110
46%
$356,982
$3,245
Institutional grants or scholarships
64
27%
$249,490
$3,898
Grant or scholarship aid total
203
85%
$1,446,666
$7,126
Federal student loans
11
5%
$22,161
$2,015
Other student loans
12
5%
$28,652
$2,388
Student loan aid
12
5%
$50,813
$4,234
Total student aid
206
86%

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