Cost of college went up for all students at Portland State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 5.3 percent for 2017-18 at Portland State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.3 percent for 2017-18 at Portland State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon residents paid $8,783 to attend the four-year public institution this year $446 more than the $8,337 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 197.5 percent more than residents this year, or $26,130. Their price tag grew 5.1 percent from $24,852 in 2016-17.

About 65 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oregon residents. About 32 percent are residents of other states and 2 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, 1,092 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.66 million and 823 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.96 million.

Including all undergraduates, 11,145 students used grants or scholarships totaling $66.68 million. Another 10,633 took out $80.42 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
~17,308
$6,489
$8,034
$8,337
$8,783
35.4%
Out-of-state
~8,521
$18,909
$24,009
$24,852
$26,130
38.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Portland State 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
669
42%
$3,085,794
$4,613
State / local grant or scholarship
450
28%
$879,200
$1,954
Institutional grants or scholarships
844
53%
$3,694,076
$4,377
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,092
68%
$7,659,070
$7,014
Federal student loans
811
51%
$3,995,948
$4,927
Other student loans
73
5%
$962,378
$13,183
Student loan aid
823
51%
$4,958,326
$6,025
Total student aid
1,277
80%

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