Cost of college went up for all students at Bethel University


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2018-19 at Bethel University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Minnesota students paid $37,300 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,090 more than the $36,210 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, 581 students received grants or scholarships totaling $13.5 million and 411 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.5 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,692), 2,562 students used grants or scholarships totaling $51 million, and 1,826 students took out $12.2 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
~2,917
$34,140
$35,160
$36,210
$37,300
9.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Bethel 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
168
29%
$915,836
$5,451
State / local grant or scholarship
224
39%
$1,156,023
$5,161
Institutional grants or scholarships
581
100%
$11,434,164
$19,680
Grant or scholarship aid total
581
100%
$13,506,023
$23,246
Federal student loans
410
71%
$2,191,409
$5,345
Other student loans
104
18%
$1,325,888
$12,749
Student loan aid
411
71%
$3,517,297
$8,558
Total student aid
581
100%
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