Cost of college went up for all students at Portland Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 7.5 percent for 2017-18 at Portland Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.5 percent for 2017-18 at Portland Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon residents paid $4,088 to attend the two-year public institution this year $286 more than the $3,802 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 116.2 percent more than residents this year, or $8,840. Their price tag grew 4.7 percent from $8,446 in 2016-17.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oregon residents. About 4 percent are residents of other states and 5 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 53 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 654 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.59 million and 386 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.95 million.

Including all undergraduates, 11,839 students used grants or scholarships totaling $55.22 million. Another 9,953 took out $61.47 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
~25,930
$3,592
$3,766
$3,802
$4,088
13.8%
Out-of-state
~1,140
$8,200
$8,374
$8,446
$8,840
7.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Portland Community College 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
636
41%
$2,893,476
$4,549
State / local grant or scholarship
360
23%
$693,700
$1,927
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
Grant or scholarship aid total
654
42%
$3,587,176
$5,485
Federal student loans
386
25%
$1,949,465
$5,050
Other student loans
0%
Student loan aid
386
25%
$1,951,465
$5,056
Total student aid
823
53%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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