Cost of college went up for all students at Gallaudet University

Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Gallaudet University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Gallaudet University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

District of Columbia students paid $16,558 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $480 more than the $16,078 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 169 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.67 million and 76 students took out student loans totaling more than $413,919.

Including all undergraduates, 884 students used grants or scholarships totaling $18.43 million. Another 441 took out $2.87 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
~16
$15,024
$15,604
$16,078
$16,558
10.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Gallaudet 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
102
57%
$507,430
$4,975
State / local grant or scholarship
125
70%
$1,668,104
$13,345
Institutional grants or scholarships
164
92%
$1,490,322
$9,087
Grant or scholarship aid total
169
95%
$3,665,856
$21,691
Federal student loans
76
43%
$397,958
$5,236
Other student loans
3
2%
$15,961
$5,320
Student loan aid
76
43%
$413,919
$5,446
Total student aid
170
96%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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