Cost of college went up for all students at Bristol Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.6 percent for 2018-19 at Bristol Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts residents paid $4,776 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $120 more than the $4,656 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 103.5 percent more than residents this year, or $9,720. Their price tag grew 1.2 percent from $9,600 in 2017-18.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Massachusetts residents. And about 3 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 81 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 772 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.5 million and 324 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.2 million.

Including all undergraduates (7,214), 4,393 students used grants or scholarships totaling $16.8 million, and 2,089 students took out $6.5 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
~6,853
$4,370
$4,464
$4,656
$4,776
9.3%
Out-of-state
~216
$9,314
$9,408
$9,600
$9,720
4.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Bristol 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
610
57%
$2,729,936
$4,475
State / local grant or scholarship
673
63%
$707,170
$1,051
Institutional grants or scholarships
12
1%
$23,732
$1,978
Grant or scholarship aid total
772
72%
$3,460,838
$4,483
Federal student loans
321
30%
$1,133,893
$3,532
Other student loans
7
1%
$27,529
$3,933
Student loan aid
324
30%
$1,161,422
$3,585
Total student aid
863
81%
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