Cost of college went up for all students at Thomas College


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2018-19 at Thomas College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Maine students paid $26,900 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $790 more than the $26,110 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 222 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.6 million and 208 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.9 million.

Including all undergraduates (1,767), 782 students used grants or scholarships totaling $11.8 million, and 724 students took out $5.1 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
~1,396
$24,300
$25,150
$26,110
$26,900
10.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Thomas 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
103
46%
$569,621
$5,530
State / local grant or scholarship
80
36%
$112,475
$1,406
Institutional grants or scholarships
222
100%
$2,925,666
$13,179
Grant or scholarship aid total
222
100%
$3,607,762
$16,251
Federal student loans
208
94%
$1,259,603
$6,056
Other student loans
60
27%
$672,338
$11,206
Student loan aid
208
94%
$1,931,941
$9,288
Total student aid
222
100%
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