Cost of college went up for all students at Winthrop University


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.4 percent for 2018-19 at Winthrop University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $15,730 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $510 more than the $15,220 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 90.6 percent more than residents this year, or $29,986. Their price tag grew 2.9 percent from $29,136 in 2017-18.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 8 percent are residents of other states and 1 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, 1,033 students received grants or scholarships totaling $11.9 million and 751 students took out student loans totaling more than $5.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,813), 4,038 students used grants or scholarships totaling $46 million, and 3,120 students took out $21.9 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
~5,290
$14,456
$14,810
$15,220
$15,730
8.8%
Out-of-state
~465
$27,704
$28,390
$29,136
$29,986
8.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Winthrop 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
499
48%
$2,366,446
$4,742
State / local grant or scholarship
930
89%
$4,836,218
$5,200
Institutional grants or scholarships
573
55%
$4,671,283
$8,152
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,033
99%
$11,873,947
$11,495
Federal student loans
733
70%
$4,349,525
$5,934
Other student loans
151
14%
$1,291,218
$8,551
Student loan aid
751
72%
$5,640,743
$7,511
Total student aid
1,040
99%
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