Cost of college went up for all students at Cumberland University


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

Tennessee students paid $22,890 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,080 more than the $21,810 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 560 students received grants or scholarships totaling $5.9 million and 169 students took out student loans totaling more than $949,266.

Including all undergraduates (2,405), 1,916 students used grants or scholarships totaling $21.3 million, and 806 students took out $5.3 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
~2,165
$21,210
$21,210
$21,810
$22,890
7.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Cumberland 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
207
37%
$941,068
$4,546
State / local grant or scholarship
498
89%
$2,414,380
$4,848
Institutional grants or scholarships
213
38%
$2,562,173
$12,029
Grant or scholarship aid total
560
100%
$5,917,621
$10,567
Federal student loans
169
30%
$857,071
$5,071
Other student loans
8
1%
$92,195
$11,524
Student loan aid
169
30%
$949,266
$5,617
Total student aid
561
100%
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