Cost of college went up for all students at the University of Central Arkansas


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.7 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Central Arkansas, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $8,752 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $228 more than the $8,524 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 74.5 percent more than residents this year, or $15,275. Their price tag grew 1.5 percent from $15,047 in 2017-18.

About 88 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. About 10 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,832 students received grants or scholarships totaling $13.8 million and 994 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.5 million.

Including all undergraduates (11,177), 7,874 students used grants or scholarships totaling $62.3 million, and 4,994 students took out $38.5 million 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
~9,836
$7,889
$8,224
$8,524
$8,752
10.9%
Out-of-state
~1,118
$13,806
$14,447
$15,047
$15,275
10.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Central Arkansas 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
815
42%
$4,030,326
$4,945
State / local grant or scholarship
1,377
71%
$2,058,076
$1,495
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,158
60%
$7,685,965
$6,637
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,832
95%
$13,774,367
$7,519
Federal student loans
981
51%
$8,056,279
$8,212
Other student loans
49
3%
$436,898
$8,916
Student loan aid
994
52%
$8,493,177
$8,544
Total student aid
1,880
98%
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