Cost of college went up for all students at Piedmont Technical College


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.6 percent for 2018-19 at Piedmont Technical College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $5,165 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $180 more than the $4,985 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 24.2 percent more than residents this year, or $6,413. Their price tag grew 3.7 percent from $6,185 in 2017-18.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 510 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.6 million and 164 students took out student loans totaling more than $808,687.

Including all undergraduates (4,491), 4,040 students used grants or scholarships totaling $17.3 million, and 1,900 students took out $11.5 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~4,446
$4,601
$4,913
$4,985
$5,165
12.3%
Out-of-state
~45
$5,801
$6,113
$6,185
$6,413
10.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Piedmont Technical 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
341
65%
$1,934,071
$5,672
State / local grant or scholarship
387
74%
$1,635,680
$4,227
Institutional grants or scholarships
63
12%
$57,621
$915
Grant or scholarship aid total
510
97%
$3,627,372
$7,112
Federal student loans
164
31%
$806,187
$4,916
Other student loans
-
0%
-
-
Student loan aid
164
31%
$808,687
$4,931
Total student aid
512
97%
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