Cost of college went up for all students at Howard University

Tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Howard University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Howard University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

District of Columbia students paid $25,697 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $789 more than the $24,908 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,221 students received grants or scholarships totaling $24.91 million and 915 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.18 million.

Including all undergraduates, 4,757 students used grants or scholarships totaling $82.75 million. Another 3,982 took out $27.63 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
~179
$23,970
$23,970
$24,908
$25,697
7.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Howard 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
783
48%
$3,928,085
$5,017
State / local grant or scholarship
47
3%
$45,192
$962
Institutional grants or scholarships
997
61%
$20,939,990
$21,003
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,221
74%
$24,913,267
$20,404
Federal student loans
887
54%
$5,455,090
$6,150
Other student loans
86
5%
$1,723,562
$20,041
Student loan aid
915
56%
$7,178,652
$7,846
Total student aid
1,475
90%

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