Cost of college went up for all students at Gem City College


Tuition and fees rose 7.1 percent for 2017-18 at Gem City College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $15,925 to attend the private for-profit school this year $1,050 more than the $14,875 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 85 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 16 students received grants or scholarships totaling $57,680 and 14 students took out student loans totaling more than $91,752.

Including all undergraduates, 48 students used grants or scholarships totaling $175,550. Another 33 took out $193,880 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
~36
$14,875
$14,875
$14,875
$15,925
7.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Gem City 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
16
80%
$57,680
$3,605
State / local grant or scholarship
0
0%
$0
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
Grant or scholarship aid total
16
80%
$57,680
$3,605
Federal student loans
14
70%
$91,752
$6,554
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
14
70%
$91,752
$6,554
Total student aid
17
85%

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