Cost of college went up for all students at Benedict College

Tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Benedict College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Benedict College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $19,958 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $392 more than the $19,566 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 631 students received grants or scholarships totaling $8.59 million and 587 students took out student loans totaling more than $6.94 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,424 students used grants or scholarships totaling $54.85 million. Another 2,139 took out $25.17 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
~1,323
$18,288
$18,288
$19,566
$19,958
9.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Benedict 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
541
82%
$2,680,759
$4,955
State / local grant or scholarship
235
36%
$957,560
$4,075
Institutional grants or scholarships
534
81%
$4,949,641
$9,269
Grant or scholarship aid total
631
96%
$8,587,960
$13,610
Federal student loans
582
89%
$6,792,594
$11,671
Other student loans
17
3%
$145,380
$8,552
Student loan aid
587
89%
$6,937,974
$11,819
Total student aid
645
98%

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