Cost of college went up for all students at Rust College


Tuition and fees rose 2.1 percent for 2018-19 at Rust College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mississippi students paid $9,900 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $200 more than the $9,700 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, 216 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.3 million and 190 students took out student loans totaling more than $1 million.

Including all undergraduates (846), 797 students used grants or scholarships totaling $5.4 million, and 748 students took out $4.6 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
~288
$9,500
$9,500
$9,700
$9,900
4.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Rust 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
216
95%
$1,041,793
$4,823
State / local grant or scholarship
4
2%
$1,000
$250
Institutional grants or scholarships
85
37%
$286,622
$3,372
Grant or scholarship aid total
216
95%
$1,329,415
$6,155
Federal student loans
190
83%
$1,023,674
$5,388
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
190
83%
$1,023,674
$5,388
Total student aid
224
98%
-
-

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