Cost of college went up for all students at University of South Carolina-Sumter
In-state tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at University of South Carolina-Sumter, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
South Carolina residents paid $6,948 to attend the two-year public institution this year $246 more than the $6,702 charged for 2016-17.
Non-residents paid 149.4 percent more than residents this year, or $17,328. Their price tag grew 3.5 percent from $16,734 in 2016-17.
About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 5 percent are residents of other states.
Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 181 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.2 million and 65 students took out student loans totaling more than $270,472.
Including all undergraduates, 729 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.4 million. Another 310 took out $1.75 million in federal student loans.
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