Cost of college went down for all students at Douglas Education Center


Tuition and fees fell 9.5 percent for 2017-18 at Douglas Education Center, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $16,029 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year $1,688 less than the $17,717 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 84 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 54 students received grants or scholarships totaling $331,046 and 56 students took out student loans totaling more than $384,194.

Including all undergraduates, 179 students used grants or scholarships totaling $1.07 million. Another 201 took out $1.61 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
~141
$17,746
$18,737
$17,717
$16,029
-9.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Douglas Education Center 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
47
63%
$219,412
$4,668
State / local grant or scholarship
24
32%
$90,221
$3,759
Institutional grants or scholarships
6
8%
$21,413
$3,569
Grant or scholarship aid total
54
72%
$331,046
$6,130
Federal student loans
56
75%
$374,194
$6,682
Other student loans
1%
Student loan aid
56
75%
$384,194
$6,861
Total student aid
63
84%

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