Cost of college went up for all students at Augustana University

Tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Augustana University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Augustana University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Dakota students paid $31,960 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,016 more than the $30,944 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, 367 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.25 million and 232 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.2 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,546 students used grants or scholarships totaling $27.93 million. Another 937 took out $7.3 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
~814
$29,214
$30,090
$30,944
$31,960
9.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Augustana 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
82
22%
$486,078
$5,928
State / local grant or scholarship
98
27%
$155,745
$1,589
Institutional grants or scholarships
367
100%
$6,605,687
$17,999
Grant or scholarship aid total
367
100%
$7,247,510
$19,748
Federal student loans
228
62%
$1,590,398
$6,975
Other student loans
56
15%
$606,780
$10,835
Student loan aid
232
63%
$2,197,178
$9,471
Total student aid
367
100%

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