Cost of college went up for all students at Northwestern College

Tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2017-18 at Northwestern College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2017-18 at Northwestern College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Iowa students paid $30,200 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $700 more than the $29,500 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, 260 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.98 million and 166 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.32 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,081 students used grants or scholarships totaling $20.94 million. Another 714 took out $4.96 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
~576
$27,830
$28,950
$29,500
$30,200
8.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Northwestern 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
60
23%
$254,712
$4,245
State / local grant or scholarship
63
24%
$308,561
$4,898
Institutional grants or scholarships
260
100%
$4,420,919
$17,004
Grant or scholarship aid total
260
100%
$4,984,192
$19,170
Federal student loans
162
62%
$959,201
$5,921
Other student loans
32
12%
$356,322
$11,135
Student loan aid
166
64%
$1,315,523
$7,925
Total student aid
260
100%

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