Cost of college went up for all students at La Roche College

Tuition and fees rose 2.7 percent for 2017-18 at La Roche College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 2.7 percent for 2017-18 at La Roche College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $27,720 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $720 more than the $27,000 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 216 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.59 million and 156 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.15 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,225 students used grants or scholarships totaling $18.86 million. Another 972 took out $7.64 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
~1,120
$25,500
$26,250
$27,000
$27,720
8.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the La Roche 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
96
33%
$454,876
$4,738
State / local grant or scholarship
90
31%
$339,377
$3,771
Institutional grants or scholarships
208
71%
$2,799,158
$13,457
Grant or scholarship aid total
216
74%
$3,593,411
$16,636
Federal student loans
156
54%
$962,607
$6,171
Other student loans
17
6%
$190,917
$11,230
Student loan aid
156
54%
$1,153,524
$7,394
Total student aid
262
90%

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