Cost of college went up for all students at Willamette University

Tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Willamette University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2017-18 at Willamette University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon students paid $48,158 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $941 more than the $47,217 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 518 students received grants or scholarships totaling $13.59 million and 293 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.3 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,906 students used grants or scholarships totaling $47.92 million. Another 1,309 took out $7.47 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
~537
$44,076
$45,617
$47,217
$48,158
9.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Willamette 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
130
25%
$657,295
$5,056
State / local grant or scholarship
36
7%
$74,998
$2,083
Institutional grants or scholarships
518
99%
$12,859,604
$24,825
Grant or scholarship aid total
518
99%
$13,591,897
$26,239
Federal student loans
290
56%
$1,615,950
$5,572
Other student loans
35
7%
$680,014
$19,429
Student loan aid
293
56%
$2,295,964
$7,836
Total student aid
518
99%

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