Cost of college went up for all students at Spartanburg Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.1 percent for 2017-18 at Spartanburg Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $5,550 to attend the two-year public institution this year $218 more than the $5,332 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 62.3 percent more than residents this year, or $9,006. Their price tag grew 3.6 percent from $8,692 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 2 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 656 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.19 million and 76 students took out student loans totaling more than $196,860.

Including all undergraduates, 4,172 students used grants or scholarships totaling $29.62 million. Another 595 took out $1.78 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
~4,621
$4,896
$5,210
$5,332
$5,550
13.4%
Out-of-state
~94
$7,956
$8,472
$8,692
$9,006
13.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Spartanburg Community 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
426
62%
$2,178,109
$5,113
State / local grant or scholarship
633
92%
$3,952,160
$6,244
Institutional grants or scholarships
10
1%
$58,302
$5,830
Grant or scholarship aid total
656
95%
$6,188,571
$9,434
Federal student loans
76
11%
$188,860
$2,485
Other student loans
0%
Student loan aid
76
11%
$196,860
$2,590
Total student aid
660
96%

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