Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cost of college went up for all students at Fortis College-Baton Rouge

Tuition and fees rose 0.5 percent for 2017-18 at Fortis College-Baton Rouge, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 0.5 percent for 2017-18 at Fortis College-Baton Rouge, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana students paid $14,412 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year $75 more than the $14,337 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 45 students received grants or scholarships totaling $263,721 and 46 students took out student loans totaling more than $446,796.

Including all undergraduates, 300 students used grants or scholarships totaling $1.41 million. Another 268 took out $2.44 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
353
$13,316
$14,226
$14,337
$14,412
8.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Fortis College-Baton Rouge 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
45
94%
$262,574
$5,835
State / local grant or scholarship
2%
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
Grant or scholarship aid total
45
94%
$263,721
$5,860
Federal student loans
46
96%
$446,796
$9,713
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
46
96%
$446,796
$9,713
Total student aid
46
96%

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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