Cost of college went up for all students at Garrett College

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2017-18 at Garrett College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2017-18 at Garrett College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Maryland residents paid $7,448 to attend the two-year public institution this year $252 more than the $7,196 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 15 percent more than residents this year, or $8,568. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $8,316 in 2016-17.

About 71 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Maryland residents. About 28 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 165 students received grants or scholarships totaling $843,334 and 74 students took out student loans totaling more than $429,657.

Including all undergraduates, 580 students used grants or scholarships totaling $2.73 million. Another 265 took out $1.53 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~535
$6,776
$7,000
$7,196
$7,448
9.9%
Out-of-state
~211
$7,868
$8,120
$8,316
$8,568
8.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Garrett 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
110
61%
$502,261
$4,566
State / local grant or scholarship
38
21%
$93,695
$2,466
Institutional grants or scholarships
88
49%
$247,378
$2,811
Grant or scholarship aid total
165
92%
$843,334
$5,111
Federal student loans
74
41%
$428,583
$5,792
Other student loans
1%
Student loan aid
74
41%
$429,657
$5,806
Total student aid
173
97%

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