Cost of college was unchanged for all students at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico

Tuition and fees was unchanged for 2017-18 at Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Puerto Rico students paid $8,328 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

Data shows 89 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 268 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.37 million and 114 students took out student loans totaling more than $401,344.

Including all undergraduates, 2,285 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.34 million. Another 1,611 took out $3.52 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
4,228
$7,800
$8,040
$8,328
$8,328
6.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico 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
259
80%
$1,222,136
$4,719
State / local grant or scholarship
43
13%
$35,703
$830
Institutional grants or scholarships
177
55%
$108,546
$613
Grant or scholarship aid total
268
83%
$1,366,385
$5,098
Federal student loans
114
35%
$401,344
$3,521
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
114
35%
$401,344
$3,521
Total student aid
286
89%

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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