Cost of college went up for all students at Wheaton College


Tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Wheaton College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $35,190 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,140 more than the $34,050 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 87 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 486 students received grants or scholarships totaling $8.43 million and 319 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.27 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,850 students used grants or scholarships totaling $32.64 million. Another 1,230 took out $8.03 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
~667
$31,900
$32,950
$34,050
$35,190
10.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Wheaton 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
123
20%
$667,311
$5,425
State / local grant or scholarship
34
6%
$143,012
$4,206
Institutional grants or scholarships
486
80%
$7,618,769
$15,676
Grant or scholarship aid total
486
80%
$8,429,092
$17,344
Federal student loans
318
53%
$1,953,960
$6,145
Other student loans
25
4%
$313,573
$12,543
Student loan aid
319
53%
$2,267,533
$7,108
Total student aid
525
87%

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