Cost of college went up for all students at Metropolitan State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at Metropolitan State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at Metropolitan State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Minnesota residents paid $7,859 to attend the four-year public institution this year $293 more than the $7,566 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 90.4 percent more than residents this year, or $14,960. Their price tag grew 3.9 percent from $14,394 in 2016-17.

About 97 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Minnesota residents. And about 3 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 84 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 59 students received grants or scholarships totaling $374,879 and 23 students took out student loans totaling more than $133,606.

Including all undergraduates, 3,997 students used grants or scholarships totaling $15.56 million. Another 3,824 took out $28.95 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
In-state
~8,106
$6,642
$7,491
$7,566
$7,859
18.3%
Out-of-state
~251
$13,227
$14,319
$14,394
$14,960
13.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Metropolitan State 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
57
78%
$288,209
$5,056
State / local grant or scholarship
56
77%
$86,670
$1,548
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
Grant or scholarship aid total
59
81%
$374,879
$6,354
Federal student loans
23
32%
$133,606
$5,809
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
23
32%
$133,606
$5,809
Total student aid
61
84%

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