Cost of college went up for all students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2017-18 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2017-18 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

North Carolina residents paid $2,602 to attend the two-year public institution this year $55 more than the $2,547 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 236.1 percent more than residents this year, or $8,746. Their price tag grew 0.6 percent from $8,691 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are North Carolina residents. And about 2 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 74 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 337 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.69 million and 64 students took out student loans totaling more than $436,224.

Including all undergraduates, 3,631 students used grants or scholarships totaling $17.04 million. Another 1,393 took out $8.89 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
In-state
~7,081
$2,033
$2,419
$2,547
$2,602
28%
Out-of-state
~145
$7,396
$8,563
$8,691
$8,746
18.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical 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
308
61%
$1,478,343
$4,800
State / local grant or scholarship
99
20%
$158,759
$1,604
Institutional grants or scholarships
38
8%
$49,000
$1,289
Grant or scholarship aid total
337
67%
$1,686,102
$5,003
Federal student loans
64
13%
$436,224
$6,816
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
64
13%
$436,224
$6,816
Total student aid
369
74%

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