Cost of college went up for all students at Harding University


Tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2018-19 at Harding University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas students paid $19,845 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $460 more than the $19,385 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 904 students received grants or scholarships totaling $9.3 million and 553 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.1 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,121), 3,536 students used grants or scholarships totaling $38.1 million, and 2,258 students took out $16.4 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
~1,383
$17,610
$18,635
$19,385
$19,845
12.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Harding 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
234
25%
$1,040,870
$4,448
State / local grant or scholarship
238
25%
$398,375
$1,674
Institutional grants or scholarships
895
95%
$7,860,697
$8,783
Grant or scholarship aid total
904
96%
$9,299,942
$10,288
Federal student loans
550
58%
$3,615,600
$6,574
Other student loans
37
4%
$464,255
$12,547
Student loan aid
553
59%
$4,079,855
$7,378
Total student aid
936
99%
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