Cost of college went up for all students at William Penn University

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


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

Iowa students paid $25,000 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $490 more than the $24,510 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, 313 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.5 million and 289 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.19 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,383 students used grants or scholarships totaling $2 million. Another 1,269 took out $9.13 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
~476
$23,480
$23,930
$24,510
$25,000
6.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the William Penn 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
180
57%
$810,543
$4,503
State / local grant or scholarship
79
25%
$366,400
$4,638
Institutional grants or scholarships
312
99%
$3,321,462
$10,646
Grant or scholarship aid total
313
99%
$4,498,405
$14,372
Federal student loans
286
91%
$1,724,482
$6,030
Other student loans
227
72%
$465,560
$2,051
Student loan aid
289
92%
$2,190,042
$7,578
Total student aid
315
100%

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