Cost of college went up for all students at Claflin University


Tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Claflin University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $16,480 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $322 more than the $16,158 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, 440 students received grants or scholarships totaling $5.87 million and 418 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.97 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,792 students used grants or scholarships totaling $21.69 million. Another 1,578 took out $12.53 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
~1,681
$15,010
$15,520
$16,158
$16,480
9.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Claflin 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
387
86%
$2,305,061
$5,956
State / local grant or scholarship
389
87%
$2,146,960
$5,519
Institutional grants or scholarships
309
69%
$1,418,838
$4,592
Grant or scholarship aid total
440
98%
$5,870,859
$13,343
Federal student loans
418
93%
$2,929,421
$7,008
Other student loans
6
1%
$41,100
$6,850
Student loan aid
418
93%
$2,970,521
$7,107
Total student aid
449
100%

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