Cost of college went up for all students at Central Penn College


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Central Penn College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $18,174 to attend the four-year private for-profit institution this year $528 more than the $17,646 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 94 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 55 students received grants or scholarships totaling $324,025 and 57 students took out student loans totaling more than $324,983.

Including all undergraduates, 1,041 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.46 million. Another 1,099 took out $7.32 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
~1,247
$16,659
$17,151
$17,646
$18,174
9.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Central Penn 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
35
56%
$136,871
$3,911
State / local grant or scholarship
31
49%
$107,548
$3,469
Institutional grants or scholarships
39
62%
$79,606
$2,041
Grant or scholarship aid total
55
87%
$324,025
$5,891
Federal student loans
54
86%
$284,173
$5,262
Other student loans
5
8%
$40,810
$8,162
Student loan aid
57
90%
$324,983
$5,701
Total student aid
59
94%

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