Cost of college went up for all students at Caribbean University-Ponce

Tuition and fees rose 1.6 percent for 2017-18 at Caribbean University-Ponce, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Puerto Rico students paid $5,264 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $82 more than the $5,182 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 69 students received grants or scholarships totaling $395,270 and 9 students took out student loans totaling more than $23,076.

Including all undergraduates, 836 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.98 million. Another 404 took out $1.86 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
1,062
$4,970
$5,080
$5,182
$5,264
5.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Caribbean University-Ponce 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
69
100%
$360,330
$5,222
State / local grant or scholarship
6
9%
$1,868
$311
Institutional grants or scholarships
14
20%
$33,072
$2,362
Grant or scholarship aid total
69
100%
$395,270
$5,729
Federal student loans
9
13%
$23,076
$2,564
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
9
13%
$23,076
$2,564
Total student aid
69
100%

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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