Cost of college went up for all students at Oglethorpe University


Tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Oglethorpe University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Georgia students paid $36,680 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,400 more than the $35,280 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 318 students received grants or scholarships totaling $8.57 million and 278 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.01 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,058 students used grants or scholarships totaling $25.24 million. Another 836 took out $6.12 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
~864
$32,480
$33,800
$35,280
$36,680
12.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Oglethorpe 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
142
44%
$711,548
$5,011
State / local grant or scholarship
202
63%
$901,992
$4,465
Institutional grants or scholarships
317
98%
$6,958,380
$21,951
Grant or scholarship aid total
318
99%
$8,571,920
$26,956
Federal student loans
278
86%
$1,699,488
$6,113
Other student loans
22
7%
$310,980
$14,135
Student loan aid
278
86%
$2,010,468
$7,232
Total student aid
318
99%

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