Cost of college went up for all students at Converse College


Tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2018-19 at Converse College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $18,340 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $660 more than the $17,680 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 267 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.5 million and 205 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.4 million.

Including all undergraduates (1,380), 858 students used grants or scholarships totaling $10.6 million, and 672 students took out $4.9 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
~980
$16,500
$17,000
$17,680
$18,340
11.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Converse 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
115
43%
$568,929
$4,947
State / local grant or scholarship
196
73%
$1,330,094
$6,786
Institutional grants or scholarships
256
95%
$1,615,742
$6,311
Grant or scholarship aid total
267
99%
$3,514,765
$13,164
Federal student loans
203
75%
$1,216,901
$5,995
Other student loans
17
6%
$163,541
$9,620
Student loan aid
205
76%
$1,380,442
$6,734
Total student aid
267
99%
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