Cost of college went up for all students at Southeastern Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.4 percent for 2017-18 at Southeastern Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.4 percent for 2017-18 at Southeastern Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Iowa residents paid $5,400 to attend the two-year public institution this year $180 more than the $5,220 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 2.8 percent more than residents this year, or $5,550. Their price tag grew 3.4 percent from $5,370 in 2016-17.

About 80 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Iowa residents. And about 19 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 86 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 181 students received grants or scholarships totaling $867,628 and 203 students took out student loans totaling more than $1 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,232 students used grants or scholarships totaling $5.95 million. Another 1,236 took out $7.53 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
In-state
~2,275
$4,590
$4,950
$5,220
$5,400
17.6%
Out-of-state
~540
$4,740
$5,100
$5,370
$5,550
17.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southeastern Community 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
133
38%
$608,235
$4,573
State / local grant or scholarship
44
13%
$97,688
$2,220
Institutional grants or scholarships
65
19%
$161,705
$2,488
Grant or scholarship aid total
181
52%
$867,628
$4,794
Federal student loans
203
59%
$1,002,483
$4,938
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
203
59%
$1,002,483
$4,938
Total student aid
299
86%

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