Cost of college went up for all students at Francis Marion University


In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Francis Marion University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $10,742 to attend the four-year public institution this year $314 more than the $10,428 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 94.7 percent more than residents this year, or $20,918. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $20,308 in 2016-17.

About 94 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 4 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 724 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.04 million and 650 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.25 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,879 students used grants or scholarships totaling $26.8 million. Another 2,809 took out $17.83 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
In-state
~3,642
$9,760
$10,100
$10,428
$10,742
10.1%
Out-of-state
~155
$19,026
$19,668
$20,308
$20,918
9.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Francis Marion 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
466
63%
$2,273,296
$4,878
State / local grant or scholarship
672
91%
$2,866,559
$4,266
Institutional grants or scholarships
192
26%
$903,946
$4,708
Grant or scholarship aid total
724
98%
$6,043,801
$8,348
Federal student loans
650
88%
$3,207,749
$4,935
Other student loans
12
2%
$46,900
$3,908
Student loan aid
650
88%
$3,254,649
$5,007
Total student aid
731
99%

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