Cost of college went up for all students at Limestone College

Tuition and fees rose 4.7 percent for 2017-18 at Limestone College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 4.7 percent for 2017-18 at Limestone College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $25,025 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,125 more than the $23,900 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, 421 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.44 million and 342 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.93 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,376 students used grants or scholarships totaling $22.58 million. Another 2,212 took out $21.62 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
~1,960
$23,000
$23,900
$23,900
$25,025
8.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Limestone 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
226
53%
$1,077,502
$4,768
State / local grant or scholarship
229
54%
$1,140,557
$4,981
Institutional grants or scholarships
410
97%
$4,223,668
$10,302
Grant or scholarship aid total
421
100%
$6,441,727
$15,301
Federal student loans
340
80%
$3,592,035
$10,565
Other student loans
30
7%
$342,121
$11,404
Student loan aid
342
81%
$3,934,156
$11,503
Total student aid
422
100%

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