Cost of college went up for all students at Mid-Plains Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2018-19 at Mid-Plains Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Nebraska residents paid $3,210 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $90 more than the $3,120 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 26.2 percent more than residents this year, or $4,050. Their price tag grew 3.1 percent from $3,930 in 2017-18.

About 78 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Nebraska residents. About 18 percent are residents of other states and 4 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 287 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.3 million and 104 students took out student loans totaling more than $416,874.

Including all undergraduates (2,216), 1,049 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.3 million, and 396 students took out $1.9 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
~1,728
$2,880
$2,970
$3,120
$3,210
11.5%
Out-of-state
~399
$3,600
$3,720
$3,930
$4,050
12.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Mid-Plains 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
131
41%
$559,136
$4,268
State / local grant or scholarship
62
19%
$34,319
$554
Institutional grants or scholarships
249
78%
$695,888
$2,795
Grant or scholarship aid total
287
89%
$1,289,343
$4,492
Federal student loans
103
32%
$404,374
$3,926
Other student loans
-
1%
-
-
Student loan aid
104
32%
$416,874
$4,008
Total student aid
304
95%
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