Cost of college went up for all students at Massachusetts Bay Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.8 percent for 2017-18 at Massachusetts Bay Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts residents paid $5,088 to attend the two-year public institution this year $280 more than the $4,808 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 97.2 percent more than residents this year, or $10,032. Their price tag grew 2.9 percent from $9,752 in 2016-17.

About 97 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Massachusetts residents. And about 2 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 61 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 321 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.34 million and 103 students took out student loans totaling more than $430,798.

Including all undergraduates, 1,777 students used grants or scholarships totaling $5.52 million. Another 657 took out $2.35 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
~4,709
$4,176
$4,496
$4,808
$5,088
21.8%
Out-of-state
~97
$9,120
$9,440
$9,752
$10,032
10%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Massachusetts Bay 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
241
42%
$1,042,725
$4,327
State / local grant or scholarship
287
50%
$284,435
$991
Institutional grants or scholarships
24
4%
$17,250
$719
Grant or scholarship aid total
321
56%
$1,344,410
$4,188
Federal student loans
102
18%
$408,144
$4,001
Other student loans
4
1%
$22,654
$5,664
Student loan aid
103
18%
$430,798
$4,183
Total student aid
350
61%

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