Cost of college went up for non-resident students at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

In-state tuition and fees fell 1.5 percent for 2017-18 at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Puerto Rico residents paid $2,046 to attend the four-year public institution this year $32 less than the $2,078 charged for 2016-17.

Non-resident students would have paid 127.4 percent more than residents this year, or $4,652. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 0.5 percent from $4,630 in 2016-17.

About 90 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Puerto Rico residents.

Data shows 68 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,739 students received grants or scholarships totaling $9.03 million and 45 students took out student loans totaling more than $155,700.

Including all undergraduates, 8,878 students used grants or scholarships totaling $44.5 million. Another 1,105 took out $4.63 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
~15,185
$2,019
$2,019
$2,078
$2,046
1.3%
Out-of-state
0
$4,518
$4,518
$4,630
$4,652
3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras 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
1,739
65%
$8,790,909
$5,055
State / local grant or scholarship
1,004
37%
$184,900
$184
Institutional grants or scholarships
103
4%
$58,742
$570
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,739
65%
$9,034,551
$5,195
Federal student loans
45
2%
$155,700
$3,460
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
45
2%
$155,700
$3,460
Total student aid
1,842
68%

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