Cost of college went up for all students at Salem College


Tuition and fees rose 2.1 percent for 2018-19 at Salem College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

North Carolina students paid $29,166 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $600 more than the $28,566 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 157 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.6 million and 117 students took out student loans totaling more than $688,379.

Including all undergraduates (842), 746 students used grants or scholarships totaling $16.4 million, and 606 students took out $4.3 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
~615
$26,236
$27,406
$28,566
$29,166
11.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Salem 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
88
55%
$441,304
$5,015
State / local grant or scholarship
69
43%
$345,560
$5,008
Institutional grants or scholarships
157
98%
$3,793,150
$24,160
Grant or scholarship aid total
157
98%
$4,580,014
$29,172
Federal student loans
117
73%
$640,614
$5,475
Other student loans
5
3%
$47,765
$9,553
Student loan aid
117
73%
$688,379
$5,884
Total student aid
157
98%
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