Cost of college went up for all students at Columbia Gorge Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.4 percent for 2018-19 at Columbia Gorge Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon residents paid $4,392 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $144 more than the $4,248 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 103.3 percent more than residents this year, or $8,928. Their price tag grew 1.6 percent from $8,784 in 2017-18.

About 81 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oregon residents. And about 19 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 65 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 41 students received grants or scholarships totaling $186,923 and 4 students took out student loans totaling more than $26,000.

Including all undergraduates (803), 392 students used grants or scholarships totaling $2.5 million, and 119 students took out $779,264 in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~650
$3,816
$4,068
$4,248
$4,392
15.1%
Out-of-state
~153
$8,640
$8,676
$8,784
$8,928
3.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Columbia Gorge 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
40
47%
$146,798
$3,670
State / local grant or scholarship
23
27%
$40,125
$1,745
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
-
Grant or scholarship aid total
41
48%
$186,923
$4,559
Federal student loans
4
5%
$26,000
$6,500
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
4
5%
$26,000
$6,500
Total student aid
55
65%
-
-

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