Cost of college went up for all students at the University of Arizona


In-state tuition and fees rose 5 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Arizona, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arizona residents paid $12,467 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $590 more than the $11,877 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 191.7 percent more than residents this year, or $36,366. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $35,307 in 2017-18.

About 55 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arizona residents. About 40 percent are residents of other states and 3 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 92 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 5,141 students received grants or scholarships totaling $61.9 million and 2,141 students took out student loans totaling more than $14.4 million.

Including all undergraduates (44,097), 24,396 students used grants or scholarships totaling $274 million, and 12,786 students took out $83.9 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
~24,253
$11,403
$11,769
$11,877
$12,467
9.3%
Out-of-state
~17,639
$32,630
$34,967
$35,307
$36,366
11.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Arizona 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
1,680
28%
$8,331,370
$4,959
State / local grant or scholarship
531
9%
$3,366,679
$6,340
Institutional grants or scholarships
4,968
84%
$50,214,927
$10,108
Grant or scholarship aid total
5,141
87%
$61,912,976
$12,043
Federal student loans
2,066
35%
$10,386,413
$5,027
Other student loans
228
4%
$4,053,206
$17,777
Student loan aid
2,141
36%
$14,439,619
$6,744
Total student aid
5,443
92%
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