Cost of college went up for all students at Bowie State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.3 percent for 2017-18 at Bowie State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.3 percent for 2017-18 at Bowie State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Maryland residents paid $8,064 to attend the four-year public institution this year $184 more than the $7,880 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 131.3 percent more than residents this year, or $18,653. Their price tag grew 1.3 percent from $18,416 in 2016-17.

About 92 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Maryland residents. About 7 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 91 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 414 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.48 million and 405 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.68 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,816 students used grants or scholarships totaling $20.8 million. Another 2,770 took out $19.78 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
~5,215
$7,299
$7,660
$7,880
$8,064
10.5%
Out-of-state
~397
$17,875
$18,142
$18,416
$18,653
4.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Bowie State University 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
314
56%
$1,572,966
$5,009
State / local grant or scholarship
179
32%
$709,874
$3,966
Institutional grants or scholarships
275
49%
$1,201,696
$4,370
Grant or scholarship aid total
414
74%
$3,484,536
$8,417
Federal student loans
403
72%
$2,458,949
$6,102
Other student loans
19
3%
$225,291
$11,857
Student loan aid
405
72%
$2,684,240
$6,628
Total student aid
511
91%

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