Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cost of college went up for all students at Southern University at Shreveport

In-state tuition and fees rose 4.7 percent for 2017-18 at Southern University at Shreveport, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.7 percent for 2017-18 at Southern University at Shreveport, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana residents paid $4,184 to attend the two-year public institution this year $188 more than the $3,996 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 77.6 percent more than residents this year, or $7,432. Their price tag grew 86 percent from $3,996 in 2016-17.

About 83 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Louisiana residents. About 7 percent are residents of other states and 10 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 76 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 291 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.6 million and 219 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.28 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,957 students used grants or scholarships totaling $8.85 million. Another 1,786 took out $10.72 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
~2,689
$3,634
$3,987
$3,996
$4,184
15.1%
Out-of-state
~227
$3,634
$3,987
$3,996
$7,432
104.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southern University at Shreveport 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
283
71%
$1,412,357
$4,991
State / local grant or scholarship
56
14%
$68,231
$1,218
Institutional grants or scholarships
16
4%
$118,727
$7,420
Grant or scholarship aid total
291
73%
$1,599,315
$5,496
Federal student loans
219
55%
$1,282,805
$5,858
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
219
55%
$1,282,805
$5,858
Total student aid
303
76%

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