Cost of college went up for all students at Wayne State College


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.7 percent for 2018-19 at Wayne State College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Nebraska residents paid $7,172 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $324 more than the $6,848 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 75.7 percent more than residents this year, or $12,602. Their price tag grew 5.1 percent from $11,986 in 2017-18.

About 85 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Nebraska residents. About 14 percent are residents of other states and 1 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, 543 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.7 million and 398 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.3 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,633), 2,111 students used grants or scholarships totaling $12.9 million, and 1,510 students took out $8.7 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
~3,088
$5,898
$6,462
$6,848
$7,172
21.6%
Out-of-state
~509
$10,308
$11,262
$11,986
$12,602
22.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Wayne State 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
223
37%
$965,674
$4,330
State / local grant or scholarship
468
77%
$1,177,787
$2,517
Institutional grants or scholarships
254
42%
$592,754
$2,334
Grant or scholarship aid total
543
90%
$2,736,215
$5,039
Federal student loans
393
65%
$1,959,005
$4,985
Other student loans
47
8%
$329,448
$7,010
Student loan aid
398
66%
$2,288,453
$5,750
Total student aid
582
96%
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