Cost of college went up for all students at University of Colorado Boulder

In-state tuition and fees rose 4.8 percent for 2017-18 at University of Colorado Boulder, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Colorado residents paid $12,086 to attend the four-year public institution this year $555 more than the $11,531 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 199.7 percent more than residents this year, or $36,220. Their price tag grew 3.3 percent from $35,079 in 2016-17.

About 53 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Colorado residents. About 40 percent are residents of other states and 7 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 64 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 3,146 students received grants or scholarships totaling $29.6 million and 2,165 students took out student loans totaling more than $17.4 million.

Including all undergraduates, 12,378 students used grants or scholarships totaling $133.18 million. Another 8,100 took out $52.41 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
~18,008
$10,789
$11,091
$11,531
$12,086
12%
Out-of-state
~13,591
$33,151
$34,125
$35,079
$36,220
9.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder 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
1,017
16%
$5,455,140
$5,364
State / local grant or scholarship
502
8%
$1,413,815
$2,816
Institutional grants or scholarships
3,103
50%
$22,735,066
$7,327
Grant or scholarship aid total
3,146
51%
$29,604,021
$9,410
Federal student loans
2,099
34%
$11,288,591
$5,378
Other student loans
307
5%
$6,110,159
$19,903
Student loan aid
2,165
35%
$17,398,750
$8,036
Total student aid
3,983
64%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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