Cost of college went up for all students at Valley City State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2017-18 at Valley City State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2017-18 at Valley City State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

North Dakota residents paid $7,406 to attend the four-year public institution this year $210 more than the $7,196 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 123.9 percent more than residents this year, or $16,579. Their price tag grew 3.5 percent from $16,016 in 2016-17.

About 75 percent of the school's undergraduate population are North Dakota residents. About 20 percent are residents of other states and 4 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 167 students received grants or scholarships totaling $860,558 and 122 students took out student loans totaling more than $753,510.

Including all undergraduates, 732 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.75 million. Another 598 took out $3.55 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
1,089
$6,674
$6,800
$7,196
$7,406
11%
Out-of-state
~290
$15,070
$15,406
$16,016
$16,579
10%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Valley City 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
56
32%
$240,703
$4,298
State / local grant or scholarship
92
53%
$198,976
$2,163
Institutional grants or scholarships
158
91%
$420,879
$2,664
Grant or scholarship aid total
167
97%
$860,558
$5,153
Federal student loans
118
68%
$592,190
$5,019
Other student loans
25
14%
$161,320
$6,453
Student loan aid
122
71%
$753,510
$6,176
Total student aid
171
99%

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