Cost of college went up for all students at Lamar University

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.1 percent for 2017-18 at Lamar University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas residents paid $8,314 to attend the four-year public institution this year $168 more than the $8,146 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 119.8 percent more than residents this year, or $18,274. Their price tag grew 1.9 percent from $17,938 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Texas residents. About 1 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 80 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,051 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.82 million and 790 students took out student loans totaling more than $5.85 million.

Including all undergraduates, 5,251 students used grants or scholarships totaling $32.01 million. Another 4,596 took out $35.91 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
~14,701
$7,659
$8,002
$8,146
$8,314
8.6%
Out-of-state
~150
$16,362
$17,362
$17,938
$18,274
11.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Lamar 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
681
45%
$3,355,368
$4,927
State / local grant or scholarship
725
48%
$3,152,293
$4,348
Institutional grants or scholarships
306
20%
$1,317,093
$4,304
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,051
70%
$7,824,754
$7,445
Federal student loans
772
51%
$5,364,986
$6,949
Other student loans
41
3%
$482,240
$11,762
Student loan aid
790
52%
$5,847,226
$7,402
Total student aid
1,207
80%

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