Cost of college went up for all students at Virginia Highlands Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.4 percent for 2018-19 at Virginia Highlands Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Virginia residents paid $4,710 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $112 more than the $4,598 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 125.9 percent more than residents this year, or $10,638. Their price tag grew 1.1 percent from $10,526 in 2017-18.

About 94 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Virginia residents. And about 5 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 231 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.2 million and 6 students took out student loans totaling more than $31,876.

Including all undergraduates (2,387), 1,210 students used grants or scholarships totaling $4.5 million.

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
~2,244
$4,365
$4,478
$4,598
$4,710
7.9%
Out-of-state
~119
$10,203
$10,376
$10,526
$10,638
4.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Virginia Highlands 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
196
67%
$895,805
$4,570
State / local grant or scholarship
156
53%
$217,197
$1,392
Institutional grants or scholarships
50
17%
$43,696
$874
Grant or scholarship aid total
231
79%
$1,156,698
$5,007
Federal student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Other student loans
6
2%
$31,876
$5,313
Student loan aid
6
2%
$31,876
$5,313
Total student aid
264
90%
-
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