Cost of college went down for all students at Virginia College-Columbia

Tuition and fees fell 18.7 percent for 2017-18 at Virginia College-Columbia, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees fell 18.7 percent for 2017-18 at Virginia College-Columbia, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $15,800 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year $3,626 less than the $19,426 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 81 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 52 students received grants or scholarships totaling $255,669 and 49 students took out student loans totaling more than $418,454.

Including all undergraduates, 427 students used grants or scholarships totaling $1.75 million. Another 415 took out $3.48 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
354
$18,676
$18,676
$19,426
$15,800
-15.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Virginia College-Columbia 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
51
75%
$252,330
$4,948
State / local grant or scholarship
0
0%
$0
Institutional grants or scholarships
5
7%
$3,339
$668
Grant or scholarship aid total
52
76%
$255,669
$4,917
Federal student loans
49
72%
$418,454
$8,540
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
49
72%
$418,454
$8,540
Total student aid
55
81%

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