Cost of college went up for all students at Presbyterian College

Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Presbyterian College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Presbyterian College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $37,842 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $700 more than the $37,142 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 262 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.75 million and 178 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.16 million.

Including all undergraduates, 951 students used grants or scholarships totaling $28.77 million. Another 508 took out $3.45 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
~946
$34,828
$36,130
$37,142
$37,842
8.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Presbyterian 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
90
34%
$425,083
$4,723
State / local grant or scholarship
178
68%
$1,244,217
$6,990
Institutional grants or scholarships
262
100%
$6,083,664
$23,220
Grant or scholarship aid total
262
100%
$7,752,964
$29,591
Federal student loans
157
60%
$955,906
$6,089
Other student loans
21
8%
$206,928
$9,854
Student loan aid
178
68%
$1,162,834
$6,533
Total student aid
262
100%

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