Cost of college went up for all students at Community College of Allegheny County

In-state tuition and fees rose 1.8 percent for 2017-18 at Community College of Allegheny County, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 1.8 percent for 2017-18 at Community College of Allegheny County, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania residents paid $7,653 to attend the two-year public institution this year $133 more than the $7,520 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 43.1 percent more than residents this year, or $10,953. Their price tag grew 1.9 percent from $10,751 in 2016-17.

About 97 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Pennsylvania residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 71 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,048 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.6 million and 639 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.13 million.

Including all undergraduates, 8,062 students used grants or scholarships totaling $23.47 million. Another 4,161 took out $23.36 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
~15,609
$7,216
$7,298
$7,520
$7,653
6.1%
Out-of-state
~161
$10,358
$10,440
$10,751
$10,953
5.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Community College of Allegheny County 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
998
51%
$4,116,877
$4,125
State / local grant or scholarship
468
24%
$483,231
$1,033
Institutional grants or scholarships
3
0%
$2,798
$933
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,048
53%
$4,602,906
$4,392
Federal student loans
639
33%
$3,130,216
$4,899
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
639
33%
$3,130,216
$4,899
Total student aid
1,404
71%

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