Cost of college went up for all students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.1 percent for 2018-19 at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Kentucky residents paid $4,248 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $168 more than the $4,080 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 239 percent more than residents this year, or $14,400. Their price tag grew 4.3 percent from $13,800 in 2017-18.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Kentucky residents. And about 9 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, 657 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.2 million and 78 students took out student loans totaling more than $313,514.

Including all undergraduates (6,193), 4,664 students used grants or scholarships totaling $15.4 million, and 840 students took out $4 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
~5,636
$3,624
$3,936
$4,080
$4,248
17.2%
Out-of-state
~557
$12,456
$13,296
$13,800
$14,400
15.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at West Kentucky Community and Technical 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
413
59%
$1,883,257
$4,560
State / local grant or scholarship
594
84%
$1,168,437
$1,967
Institutional grants or scholarships
44
6%
$127,192
$2,891
Grant or scholarship aid total
657
93%
$3,178,886
$4,838
Federal student loans
78
11%
$313,514
$4,019
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
78
11%
$313,514
$4,019
Total student aid
688
98%
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