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


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.3 percent for 2018-19 at Westfield State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts residents paid $10,429 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $714 more than the $9,715 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 58.3 percent more than residents this year, or $16,509. Their price tag grew 4.5 percent from $15,795 in 2017-18.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Massachusetts residents. And about 9 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 86 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 599 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.8 million and 758 students took out student loans totaling more than $5.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (6,100), 3,080 students used grants or scholarships totaling $16.9 million, and 3,681 students took out $23.7 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
5,551
$8,815
$9,275
$9,715
$10,429
18.3%
Out-of-state
549
$14,895
$15,355
$15,795
$16,509
10.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Westfield 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
356
35%
$1,625,370
$4,566
State / local grant or scholarship
508
50%
$1,420,355
$2,796
Institutional grants or scholarships
367
36%
$759,060
$2,068
Grant or scholarship aid total
599
59%
$3,804,785
$6,352
Federal student loans
750
74%
$3,926,901
$5,236
Other student loans
153
15%
$1,716,441
$11,219
Student loan aid
758
75%
$5,643,342
$7,445
Total student aid
872
86%
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