Cost of college went up for all students at Furman

Tuition and fees rose 2.5 percent for 2017-18 at Furman, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 2.5 percent for 2017-18 at Furman, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $48,348 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,184 more than the $47,164 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 649 students received grants or scholarships totaling $19.11 million and 247 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.91 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,469 students used grants or scholarships totaling $73.73 million. Another 813 took out $5.89 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
~811
$44,668
$46,012
$47,164
$48,348
8.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Furman 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
85
13%
$451,748
$5,315
State / local grant or scholarship
163
24%
$1,208,030
$7,411
Institutional grants or scholarships
649
97%
$17,455,166
$26,895
Grant or scholarship aid total
649
97%
$19,114,944
$29,453
Federal student loans
242
36%
$1,311,772
$5,421
Other student loans
36
5%
$594,178
$16,505
Student loan aid
247
37%
$1,905,950
$7,716
Total student aid
650
97%

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