Cost of college went up for all students at Lee University


Tuition and fees rose 6.1 percent for 2017-18 at Lee University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tennessee students paid $16,730 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $960 more than the $15,770 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 754 students received grants or scholarships totaling $8.86 million and 697 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.4 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,415 students used grants or scholarships totaling $30.55 million. Another 3,018 took out $23.28 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
~2,386
$14,280
$15,000
$15,770
$16,730
17.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Lee University 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
312
38%
$1,355,031
$4,343
State / local grant or scholarship
335
41%
$1,659,417
$4,953
Institutional grants or scholarships
647
78%
$5,842,219
$9,030
Grant or scholarship aid total
754
91%
$8,856,667
$11,746
Federal student loans
695
84%
$4,011,618
$5,772
Other student loans
36
4%
$388,156
$10,782
Student loan aid
697
84%
$4,399,774
$6,312
Total student aid
793
96%

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