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


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2018-19 at East Central Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mississippi residents paid $2,870 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $80 more than the $2,790 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 73.2 percent more than residents this year, or $4,970. Their price tag grew 1.6 percent from $4,890 in 2017-18.

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

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 752 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.9 million and 177 students took out student loans totaling more than $574,938.

Including all undergraduates (2,603), 1,868 students used grants or scholarships totaling $9.5 million, and 467 students took out $1.7 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
~2,551
$2,290
$2,290
$2,790
$2,870
25.3%
Out-of-state
~52
$4,390
$4,390
$4,890
$4,970
13.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at East Central 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
567
70%
$2,823,081
$4,979
State / local grant or scholarship
182
22%
$114,428
$629
Institutional grants or scholarships
464
57%
$971,110
$2,093
Grant or scholarship aid total
752
92%
$3,908,619
$5,198
Federal student loans
177
22%
$574,938
$3,248
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
177
22%
$574,938
$3,248
Total student aid
777
95%
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