Cost of college went up for all students at Shorter University


Tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2018-19 at Shorter University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Georgia students paid $22,370 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $640 more than the $21,730 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 261 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.7 million and 189 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.3 million.

Including all undergraduates (1,452), 1,179 students used grants or scholarships totaling $15.9 million, and 866 students took out $6.3 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
~1,176
$20,846
$21,730
$21,730
$22,370
7.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Shorter 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
134
51%
$609,781
$4,551
State / local grant or scholarship
203
77%
$636,368
$3,135
Institutional grants or scholarships
242
92%
$2,440,338
$10,084
Grant or scholarship aid total
261
99%
$3,686,487
$14,124
Federal student loans
188
71%
$1,004,158
$5,341
Other student loans
31
12%
$273,515
$8,823
Student loan aid
189
72%
$1,277,673
$6,760
Total student aid
263
100%
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