Cost of college went up for all students at Brandeis University


Tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2018-19 at Brandeis University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts students paid $55,395 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,858 more than the $53,537 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 68 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 531 students received grants or scholarships totaling $16.5 million and 373 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.8 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,800), 2,145 students used grants or scholarships totaling $75.6 million, and 1,504 students took out $9.7 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
1,450
$49,598
$51,245
$53,537
$55,395
11.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Brandeis 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
138
16%
$854,001
$6,188
State / local grant or scholarship
38
4%
$135,917
$3,577
Institutional grants or scholarships
529
62%
$15,516,302
$29,331
Grant or scholarship aid total
531
62%
$16,506,220
$31,085
Federal student loans
365
43%
$2,038,975
$5,586
Other student loans
40
5%
$732,877
$18,322
Student loan aid
373
43%
$2,771,852
$7,431
Total student aid
582
68%
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