Cost of college went up for all students at the Western Dakota Technical Institute


Tuition and fees rose 4.8 percent for 2018-19 at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Dakota students paid $7,710 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $350 more than the $7,360 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 91 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 153 students received grants or scholarships totaling $703,710 and 133 students took out student loans totaling more than $716,799.

Including all undergraduates (1,061), 682 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.8 million, and 619 students took out $4.1 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~1,008
$6,200
$6,560
$7,360
$7,710
24.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Western Dakota 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
144
72%
$622,087
$4,320
State / local grant or scholarship
16
8%
$46,423
$2,901
Institutional grants or scholarships
26
13%
$35,200
$1,354
Grant or scholarship aid total
153
76%
$703,710
$4,599
Federal student loans
133
66%
$686,299
$5,160
Other student loans
3
1%
$30,500
$10,167
Student loan aid
133
66%
$716,799
$5,389
Total student aid
182
91%
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