Cost of college went up for all students at Missouri Western State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Missouri Western State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.3 percent for 2017-18 at Missouri Western State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Missouri residents paid $7,570 to attend the four-year public institution this year $240 more than the $7,330 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 77.9 percent more than residents this year, or $13,465. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $13,070 in 2016-17.

About 87 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Missouri residents. About 11 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 735 students received grants or scholarships totaling $5.01 million and 436 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.56 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,336 students used grants or scholarships totaling $22.33 million. Another 2,439 took out $16.72 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
~4,666
$6,790
$7,090
$7,330
$7,570
11.5%
Out-of-state
~590
$12,420
$12,860
$13,070
$13,465
8.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Missouri Western 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
428
53%
$2,030,037
$4,743
State / local grant or scholarship
406
51%
$833,186
$2,052
Institutional grants or scholarships
531
66%
$2,149,608
$4,048
Grant or scholarship aid total
735
92%
$5,012,831
$6,820
Federal student loans
435
54%
$2,483,108
$5,708
Other student loans
13
2%
$81,770
$6,290
Student loan aid
436
54%
$2,564,878
$5,883
Total student aid
763
95%

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