Cost of college went up for all students at Blue Mountain College


Tuition and fees rose 7 percent for 2018-19 at Blue Mountain College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mississippi students paid $12,584 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $824 more than the $11,760 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 123 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.1 million and 67 students took out student loans totaling more than $361,547.

Including all undergraduates (640), 558 students used grants or scholarships totaling $5.1 million, and 350 students took out $2.3 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
~474
$10,852
$11,212
$11,760
$12,584
16%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Blue Mountain 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
62
49%
$266,196
$4,293
State / local grant or scholarship
57
45%
$110,675
$1,942
Institutional grants or scholarships
123
98%
$772,462
$6,280
Grant or scholarship aid total
123
98%
$1,149,333
$9,344
Federal student loans
65
52%
$327,346
$5,036
Other student loans
5
4%
$34,201
$6,840
Student loan aid
67
53%
$361,547
$5,396
Total student aid
124
98%
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