Cost of college went up for all students at Pacific University

Tuition and fees rose 3.8 percent for 2017-18 at Pacific University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.8 percent for 2017-18 at Pacific University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon students paid $42,594 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,540 more than the $41,054 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 470 students received grants or scholarships totaling $11.24 million and 439 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.7 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,800 students used grants or scholarships totaling $42.21 million. Another 1,601 took out $12.24 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
~1,642
$38,510
$39,858
$41,054
$42,594
10.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Pacific 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
149
31%
$729,728
$4,898
State / local grant or scholarship
65
14%
$131,250
$2,019
Institutional grants or scholarships
465
97%
$10,375,044
$22,312
Grant or scholarship aid total
470
98%
$11,236,022
$23,906
Federal student loans
439
92%
$2,711,530
$6,177
Other student loans
57
12%
$992,121
$17,406
Student loan aid
439
92%
$3,703,651
$8,437
Total student aid
477
100%

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