Cost of college went up for all students at Ozarka College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.5 percent for 2018-19 at Ozarka College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $3,004 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $72 more than the $2,932 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 78.3 percent more than residents this year, or $5,356. Their price tag grew 1.4 percent from $5,284 in 2017-18.

About 84 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. And about 8 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 190 students received grants or scholarships totaling $857,525 and 40 students took out student loans totaling more than $161,864.

Including all undergraduates (1,123), 941 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.7 million, and 270 students took out $1.1 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
~943
$2,776
$2,776
$2,932
$3,004
8.2%
Out-of-state
~90
$5,128
$5,128
$5,284
$5,356
4.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Ozarka College 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
182
93%
$716,376
$3,936
State / local grant or scholarship
44
22%
$38,940
$885
Institutional grants or scholarships
48
24%
$102,209
$2,129
Grant or scholarship aid total
190
97%
$857,525
$4,513
Federal student loans
40
20%
$161,864
$4,047
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
40
20%
$161,864
$4,047
Total student aid
190
97%
-
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