Cost of college went down for all students at Southern Technical College

By Local Labs News Service | | Jun 2, 2018


Tuition and fees fell 15 percent for 2017-18 at Southern Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Florida students paid $16,235 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year $2,865 less than the $19,100 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 91 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,800 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.63 million and 1,761 students took out student loans totaling more than $10.65 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,867 students used grants or scholarships totaling $6.88 million. Another 1,830 took out $11.07 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
1,204
$16,785
$16,785
$19,100
$16,235
-3.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Southern 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
1,784
81%
$6,189,172
$3,469
State / local grant or scholarship
315
14%
$438,766
$1,393
Institutional grants or scholarships
0
0%
$0
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,800
81%
$6,627,938
$3,682
Federal student loans
1,761
80%
$10,654,670
$6,050
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
1,761
80%
$10,654,670
$6,050
Total student aid
2,014
91%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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