Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cost of college went down for all students at Southern University and A & M College

In-state tuition and fees fell 7.1 percent for 2017-18 at Southern University and A & M College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees fell 7.1 percent for 2017-18 at Southern University and A & M College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana residents paid $8,666 to attend the four-year public institution this year $666 less than the $9,332 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 108.6 percent more than residents this year, or $18,080. Their price tag was reduced 6.5 percent from $19,332 in 2016-17.

About 81 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Louisiana residents. And about 13 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,065 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.88 million and 1,014 students took out student loans totaling more than $6.3 million.

Including all undergraduates, 4,453 students used grants or scholarships totaling $29.15 million. Another 4,388 took out $32.4 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
~4,760
$6,534
$7,346
$9,332
$8,666
32.6%
Out-of-state
~764
$14,808
$16,696
$19,332
$18,080
22.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southern University and A & M 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
931
79%
$5,133,143
$5,514
State / local grant or scholarship
415
35%
$1,226,500
$2,955
Institutional grants or scholarships
405
34%
$1,524,206
$3,763
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,065
90%
$7,883,849
$7,403
Federal student loans
1,014
86%
$6,228,305
$6,142
Other student loans
8
1%
$73,952
$9,244
Student loan aid
1,014
86%
$6,302,257
$6,215
Total student aid
1,151
98%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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