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


In-state tuition and fees rose 8.5 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $8,038 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $630 more than the $7,408 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 79.1 percent more than residents this year, or $14,398. Their price tag grew 4.8 percent from $13,738 in 2017-18.

About 58 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. About 41 percent are residents of other states and 1 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, 476 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.2 million and 374 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.2 million.

Including all undergraduates (2,579), 2,307 students used grants or scholarships totaling $23.2 million, and 1,691 students took out $10.9 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
~1,496
$6,538
$6,898
$7,408
$8,038
22.9%
Out-of-state
~1,057
$12,268
$12,988
$13,738
$14,398
17.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 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
433
85%
$2,138,925
$4,940
State / local grant or scholarship
155
31%
$217,985
$1,406
Institutional grants or scholarships
265
52%
$1,863,935
$7,034
Grant or scholarship aid total
476
94%
$4,220,845
$8,867
Federal student loans
374
74%
$2,120,913
$5,671
Other student loans
9
2%
$75,124
$8,347
Student loan aid
374
74%
$2,196,037
$5,872
Total student aid
499
98%
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