Cost of college went up for all students at Wilkes University


Tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2018-19 at Wilkes University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $36,194 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,298 more than the $34,896 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 93 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 539 students received grants or scholarships totaling $12.6 million and 438 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,132), 2,087 students used grants or scholarships totaling $45 million, and 1,697 students took out $11.4 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~3,695
$32,356
$33,568
$34,896
$36,194
11.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Wilkes University 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
185
32%
$868,824
$4,696
State / local grant or scholarship
246
42%
$866,983
$3,524
Institutional grants or scholarships
539
93%
$10,881,450
$20,188
Grant or scholarship aid total
539
93%
$12,617,257
$23,409
Federal student loans
436
75%
$2,357,462
$5,407
Other student loans
146
25%
$2,291,849
$15,698
Student loan aid
438
76%
$4,649,311
$10,615
Total student aid
540
93%
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