Cost of college went up for all students at Bridgewater State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.4 percent for 2018-19 at Bridgewater State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts residents paid $10,367 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $355 more than the $10,012 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 59.2 percent more than residents this year, or $16,507. Their price tag grew 2.2 percent from $16,152 in 2017-18.

About 94 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Massachusetts residents. And about 6 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 93 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,040 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.4 million and 1,314 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.2 million.

Including all undergraduates (10,990), 5,260 students used grants or scholarships totaling $29 million, and 7,331 students took out $43.6 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
~10,331
$8,474
$9,603
$10,012
$10,367
22.3%
Out-of-state
~659
$14,614
$15,743
$16,152
$16,507
13%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Bridgewater State University 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
602
41%
$2,722,868
$4,523
State / local grant or scholarship
928
63%
$1,815,370
$1,956
Institutional grants or scholarships
682
46%
$1,848,051
$2,710
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,040
70%
$6,386,289
$6,141
Federal student loans
1,291
87%
$5,783,120
$4,480
Other student loans
361
24%
$2,384,222
$6,604
Student loan aid
1,314
89%
$8,167,342
$6,216
Total student aid
1,379
93%
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