Cost of college went up for all students at Triton College


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.8 percent for 2018-19 at Triton College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $10,096 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $370 more than the $9,726 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 24.2 percent more than residents this year, or $12,539. Their price tag grew 3.8 percent from $12,076 in 2017-18.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 65 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 501 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.7 million and 45 students took out student loans totaling more than $181,004.

Including all undergraduates (10,529), 3,565 students used grants or scholarships totaling $15.1 million, and 437 students took out $2.1 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~10,424
$9,360
$9,360
$9,726
$10,096
7.9%
Out-of-state
~105
$11,630
$11,630
$12,076
$12,539
7.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Triton 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
412
50%
$1,905,677
$4,625
State / local grant or scholarship
240
29%
$301,497
$1,256
Institutional grants or scholarships
138
17%
$499,845
$3,622
Grant or scholarship aid total
501
61%
$2,707,019
$5,403
Federal student loans
42
5%
$165,062
$3,930
Other student loans
3
0%
$15,942
$5,314
Student loan aid
45
6%
$181,004
$4,022
Total student aid
535
65%
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