Cost of college went up for non-resident students at Western Oregon University

In-state tuition and fees fell 0.9 percent for 2017-18 at Western Oregon University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees fell 0.9 percent for 2017-18 at Western Oregon University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon residents paid $9,198 to attend the four-year public institution this year $87 less than the $9,285 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 178.9 percent more than residents this year, or $25,653. Their price tag grew 9.4 percent from $23,445 in 2016-17.

About 74 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oregon residents. About 24 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 89 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 784 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.04 million and 648 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.81 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,590 students used grants or scholarships totaling $21.44 million. Another 3,426 took out $24.29 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
~3,983
$9,105
$9,369
$9,285
$9,198
1%
Out-of-state
~1,292
$22,200
$22,728
$23,445
$25,653
15.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Western Oregon 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
379
42%
$1,700,024
$4,486
State / local grant or scholarship
324
36%
$698,245
$2,155
Institutional grants or scholarships
767
84%
$1,638,875
$2,137
Grant or scholarship aid total
784
86%
$4,037,144
$5,149
Federal student loans
647
71%
$3,208,913
$4,960
Other student loans
47
5%
$602,989
$12,830
Student loan aid
648
71%
$3,811,902
$5,883
Total student aid
815
89%

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