Cost of college went up for all students at Walters State Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.3 percent for 2018-19 at Walters State Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tennessee residents paid $4,224 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $96 more than the $4,128 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 297.7 percent more than residents this year, or $16,800. Their price tag grew 2.5 percent from $16,392 in 2017-18.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Tennessee residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,562 students received grants or scholarships totaling $9.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (6,144), 5,206 students used grants or scholarships totaling $21.6 million.

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
~6,021
$3,936
$4,032
$4,128
$4,224
7.3%
Out-of-state
~61
$15,336
$15,696
$16,392
$16,800
9.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Walters State Community 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
1,023
64%
$4,450,573
$4,351
State / local grant or scholarship
1,412
88%
$4,522,771
$3,203
Institutional grants or scholarships
228
14%
$658,620
$2,889
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,562
98%
$9,631,964
$6,166
Federal student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
0
0%
$0
-
Total student aid
1,565
98%
-
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