Cost of college went up for resident students at Western Nebraska Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2018-19 at Western Nebraska Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Nebraska residents paid $2,820 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $60 more than the $2,760 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 3.8 percent more than residents this year, or $2,928. Their price tag was unchanged from $2,928 in 2017-18.

About 63 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Nebraska residents. About 30 percent are residents of other states and 7 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 241 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.5 million and 52 students took out student loans totaling more than $226,985.

Including all undergraduates (1,825), 1,282 students used grants or scholarships totaling $5.5 million, and 305 students took out $1.3 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
~1,150
$2,616
$2,700
$2,760
$2,820
7.8%
Out-of-state
~548
$2,928
$2,928
$2,928
$2,928
0%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Western Nebraska 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
126
46%
$675,520
$5,361
State / local grant or scholarship
47
17%
$46,184
$983
Institutional grants or scholarships
227
83%
$766,403
$3,376
Grant or scholarship aid total
241
88%
$1,488,107
$6,175
Federal student loans
52
19%
$216,255
$4,159
Other student loans
-
1%
-
-
Student loan aid
52
19%
$226,985
$4,365
Total student aid
262
96%
-
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