Cost of college went up for all students at American University

Tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at American University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

District of Columbia students paid $46,615 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,762 more than the $44,853 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 82 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,228 students received grants or scholarships totaling $35.28 million and 1,014 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.04 million.

Including all undergraduates, 4,961 students used grants or scholarships totaling $122.82 million. Another 3,604 took out $23.8 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
~133
$41,833
$43,103
$44,853
$46,615
11.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the American 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
347
20%
$1,608,931
$4,637
State / local grant or scholarship
47
3%
$28,874
$614
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,212
68%
$33,645,526
$27,760
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,228
69%
$35,283,331
$28,732
Federal student loans
1,002
56%
$5,535,906
$5,525
Other student loans
129
7%
$2,503,953
$19,410
Student loan aid
1,014
57%
$8,039,859
$7,929
Total student aid
1,457
82%

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