Cost of college went up for all students at Ridgewater College


Tuition and fees rose 7.2 percent for 2017-18 at Ridgewater College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Minnesota students paid $5,759 to attend the two-year public institution this year $389 more than the $5,370 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 82 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 323 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.51 million and 288 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.43 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,186 students used grants or scholarships totaling $8.61 million. Another 1,485 took out $8.52 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
~3,329
$5,400
$5,406
$5,370
$5,759
6.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Ridgewater College 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
271
48%
$1,128,437
$4,164
State / local grant or scholarship
267
47%
$378,614
$1,418
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
Grant or scholarship aid total
323
57%
$1,507,051
$4,666
Federal student loans
284
50%
$1,340,622
$4,721
Other student loans
13
2%
$89,240
$6,865
Student loan aid
288
51%
$1,429,862
$4,965
Total student aid
461
82%

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