Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cost of college went up for all students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

In-state tuition and fees rose 4.6 percent for 2017-18 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.6 percent for 2017-18 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana residents paid $9,888 to attend the four-year public institution this year $438 more than the $9,450 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 138.8 percent more than residents this year, or $23,616. Their price tag grew 1.9 percent from $23,178 in 2016-17.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Louisiana residents. About 4 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,922 students received grants or scholarships totaling $24.5 million and 1,334 students took out student loans totaling more than $6.48 million.

Including all undergraduates, 10,563 students used grants or scholarships totaling $81.16 million. Another 6,003 took out $36.03 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
~16,643
$6,872
$8,256
$9,450
$9,888
43.9%
Out-of-state
~701
$19,272
$21,984
$23,178
$23,616
22.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 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
1,149
36%
$5,477,521
$4,767
State / local grant or scholarship
2,632
84%
$13,356,763
$5,075
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,394
44%
$5,665,017
$4,064
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,922
93%
$24,499,301
$8,384
Federal student loans
1,334
42%
$6,481,412
$4,859
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
1,334
42%
$6,481,412
$4,859
Total student aid
3,020
96%

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