Cost of college went up for all students at Southern Wesleyan University

Tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2017-18 at Southern Wesleyan University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2017-18 at Southern Wesleyan University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $24,700 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $590 more than the $24,110 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, 187 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.41 million and 134 students took out student loans totaling more than $914,846.

Including all undergraduates, 1,067 students used grants or scholarships totaling $13.12 million. Another 863 took out $6.21 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
~1,372
$22,800
$23,470
$24,110
$24,700
8.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southern Wesleyan University 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
98
52%
$460,676
$4,701
State / local grant or scholarship
141
75%
$862,940
$6,120
Institutional grants or scholarships
187
100%
$2,087,364
$11,162
Grant or scholarship aid total
187
100%
$3,410,980
$18,241
Federal student loans
134
72%
$777,257
$5,800
Other student loans
14
7%
$137,589
$9,828
Student loan aid
134
72%
$914,846
$6,827
Total student aid
187
100%

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