Cost of college went up for all students at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina

In-state tuition and fees rose 1.6 percent for 2017-18 at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Puerto Rico residents paid $3,158 to attend the four-year public institution this year $51 more than the $3,107 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 96 percent more than residents this year, or $6,190. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 0.8 percent from $6,139 in 2016-17.

100 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Puerto Rico residents.

Data shows 80 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 715 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.12 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,103 students used grants or scholarships totaling $14.41 million. Another 257 took out $927,274 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
3,920
$3,026
$3,056
$3,107
$3,158
4.4%
Out-of-state
0
$6,058
$6,088
$6,139
$6,190
2.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Puerto Rico-Carolina 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
715
78%
$3,826,218
$5,351
State / local grant or scholarship
388
42%
$68,771
$177
Institutional grants or scholarships
137
15%
$221,827
$1,619
Grant or scholarship aid total
715
78%
$4,116,816
$5,758
Federal student loans
0%
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
0%
Total student aid
738
80%

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