Cost of college went up for all students at Central Arizona College

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2017-18 at Central Arizona College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2017-18 at Central Arizona College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arizona residents paid $2,580 to attend the two-year public institution this year $60 more than the $2,520 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 330.2 percent more than residents this year, or $11,100. Their price tag grew 1.1 percent from $10,980 in 2016-17.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arizona residents. And about 4 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 71 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 355 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.71 million and 95 students took out student loans totaling more than $444,945.

Including all undergraduates, 2,985 students used grants or scholarships totaling $10.92 million. Another 859 took out $4.58 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
~5,306
$2,400
$2,460
$2,520
$2,580
7.5%
Out-of-state
~223
$10,440
$10,740
$10,980
$11,100
6.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Central Arizona 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
302
57%
$1,327,864
$4,397
State / local grant or scholarship
9
2%
$4,000
$444
Institutional grants or scholarships
116
22%
$377,939
$3,258
Grant or scholarship aid total
355
67%
$1,709,803
$4,816
Federal student loans
95
18%
$444,945
$4,684
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
95
18%
$444,945
$4,684
Total student aid
378
71%

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