Cost of college went up for all students at Southeast Technical Institute

Tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2017-18 at Southeast Technical Institute, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2017-18 at Southeast Technical Institute, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Dakota students paid $6,110 to attend the two-year public institution this year $130 more than the $5,980 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 89 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 209 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.04 million and 283 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.85 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,065 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.01 million. Another 1,307 took out $8.57 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
~1,680
$4,728
$5,280
$5,980
$6,110
29.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southeast Technical Institute 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
158
43%
$658,616
$4,168
State / local grant or scholarship
41
11%
$331,964
$8,097
Institutional grants or scholarships
64
17%
$53,950
$843
Grant or scholarship aid total
209
57%
$1,044,530
$4,998
Federal student loans
282
77%
$1,656,010
$5,872
Other student loans
29
8%
$193,275
$6,665
Student loan aid
283
77%
$1,849,285
$6,535
Total student aid
325
89%

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