Cost of college went up for all students at East Arkansas Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 1 percent for 2018-19 at East Arkansas Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $3,180 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $30 more than the $3,150 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 17 percent more than residents this year, or $3,720. Their price tag grew 1.6 percent from $3,660 in 2017-18.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. And about 2 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 72 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 91 students received grants or scholarships totaling $477,546 and 5 students took out student loans totaling more than $10,300.

Including all undergraduates (1,151), 680 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.6 million, and 49 students took out $165,040 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
~1,128
$3,090
$3,150
$3,150
$3,180
2.9%
Out-of-state
~23
$3,600
$3,660
$3,660
$3,720
3.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at East Arkansas Community 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
76
58%
$425,284
$5,596
State / local grant or scholarship
22
17%
$18,500
$841
Institutional grants or scholarships
25
19%
$33,762
$1,350
Grant or scholarship aid total
91
70%
$477,546
$5,248
Federal student loans
5
4%
$10,300
$2,060
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
5
4%
$10,300
$2,060
Total student aid
93
72%
-
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