Cost of college went up for all students at University of Arkansas

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.7 percent for 2017-18 at University of Arkansas, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $9,062 to attend the four-year public institution this year $242 more than the $8,820 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 168.2 percent more than residents this year, or $24,308. Their price tag grew 4.9 percent from $23,168 in 2016-17.

About 49 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. About 50 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 77 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,903 students received grants or scholarships totaling $18.94 million and 2,060 students took out student loans totaling more than $14.78 million.

Including all undergraduates, 12,603 students used grants or scholarships totaling $86.56 million. Another 8,652 took out $57.62 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
~13,325
$8,210
$8,522
$8,820
$9,062
10.4%
Out-of-state
13,597
$20,300
$21,826
$23,168
$24,308
19.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Arkansas 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
919
19%
$4,180,666
$4,549
State / local grant or scholarship
2,062
42%
$5,896,819
$2,860
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,812
37%
$8,867,496
$4,894
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,903
60%
$18,944,981
$6,526
Federal student loans
2,025
42%
$11,169,193
$5,516
Other student loans
274
6%
$3,615,745
$13,196
Student loan aid
2,060
42%
$14,784,938
$7,177
Total student aid
3,736
77%

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