Cost of college went up for all students at Southeastern Institute-Charleston


Tuition and fees rose 9 percent for 2017-18 at Southeastern Institute-Charleston, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $18,288 to attend the private for-profit school this year $1,504 more than the $16,784 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 68 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 42 students received grants or scholarships totaling $144,122 and 35 students took out student loans totaling more than $373,713.

Including all undergraduates, 108 students used grants or scholarships totaling $358,230. Another 99 took out $773,224 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
~31
$16,056
$16,904
$16,784
$18,288
13.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southeastern Institute-Charleston 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
36
50%
$124,912
$3,470
State / local grant or scholarship
0
0%
$0
Institutional grants or scholarships
12
17%
$19,210
$1,601
Grant or scholarship aid total
42
58%
$144,122
$3,431
Federal student loans
34
47%
$296,318
$8,715
Other student loans
16
22%
$77,395
$4,837
Student loan aid
35
49%
$373,713
$10,678
Total student aid
49
68%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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