Cost of college went down for all students at Springfield Technical Community College


In-state tuition and fees fell 16.1 percent for 2018-19 at Springfield Technical Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts residents paid $5,088 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $978 less than the $6,066 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 102.4 percent more than residents this year, or $10,296. Their price tag was reduced 18.1 percent from $12,576 in 2017-18.

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

Data shows 85 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 591 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.3 million and 131 students took out student loans totaling more than $551,853.

Including all undergraduates (4,921), 3,362 students used grants or scholarships totaling $15.6 million, and 845 students took out $3.2 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
~4,823
$5,436
$5,736
$6,066
$5,088
-6.4%
Out-of-state
~98
$11,946
$12,246
$12,576
$10,296
-13.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Springfield 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
523
68%
$2,544,849
$4,866
State / local grant or scholarship
499
65%
$549,244
$1,101
Institutional grants or scholarships
286
37%
$159,638
$558
Grant or scholarship aid total
591
77%
$3,253,731
$5,505
Federal student loans
127
17%
$504,124
$3,969
Other student loans
6
1%
$47,729
$7,955
Student loan aid
131
17%
$551,853
$4,213
Total student aid
656
85%
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