Cost of college went up for all students at the College of the Ouachitas


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.7 percent for 2018-19 at the College of the Ouachitas, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $3,890 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $210 more than the $3,680 charged for 2017-18.

Non-resident students would have paid 74.8 percent more than residents this year, or $6,800. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 4.1 percent from $6,530 in 2017-18.

100 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 94 students received grants or scholarships totaling $402,045 and 18 students took out student loans totaling more than $64,895.

Including all undergraduates (1,257), 983 students used grants or scholarships totaling $2.4 million, and 237 students took out $1.3 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
1,257
$3,620
$3,620
$3,680
$3,890
7.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the College of the Ouachitas 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
74
67%
$321,838
$4,349
State / local grant or scholarship
37
34%
$36,655
$991
Institutional grants or scholarships
21
19%
$43,552
$2,074
Grant or scholarship aid total
94
85%
$402,045
$4,277
Federal student loans
18
16%
$64,895
$3,605
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
18
16%
$64,895
$3,605
Total student aid
99
90%
-
-

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