Cost of college went up for all students at George Washington University

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


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

District of Columbia students paid $53,518 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,568 more than the $51,950 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 82 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,057 students received grants or scholarships totaling $52.81 million and 1,121 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.45 million.

Including all undergraduates, 7,225 students used grants or scholarships totaling $193.61 million. Another 4,261 took out $38.55 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
~272
$48,760
$50,435
$51,950
$53,518
9.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the George Washington 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
395
15%
$2,240,717
$5,673
State / local grant or scholarship
60
2%
$81,624
$1,360
Institutional grants or scholarships
2,048
79%
$50,488,355
$24,653
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,057
80%
$52,810,696
$25,674
Federal student loans
1,116
43%
$6,948,257
$6,226
Other student loans
64
2%
$1,498,210
$23,410
Student loan aid
1,121
43%
$8,446,467
$7,535
Total student aid
2,104
82%

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