Cost of college went up for all students at Schenectady County Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 7.6 percent for 2018-19 at Schenectady County Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

New York residents paid $4,944 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $351 more than the $4,593 charged for 2017-18.

Non-resident students would have paid 89.3 percent more than residents this year, or $9,360. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 9.7 percent from $8,529 in 2017-18.

100 percent of the school's undergraduate population are New York residents.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 542 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.3 million and 254 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.1 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,231), 2,037 students used grants or scholarships totaling $11.6 million, and 1,142 students took out $5.7 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
5,231
$4,054
$4,368
$4,593
$4,944
22%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Schenectady County 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
477
71%
$2,406,825
$5,046
State / local grant or scholarship
324
48%
$834,121
$2,574
Institutional grants or scholarships
48
7%
$60,403
$1,258
Grant or scholarship aid total
542
81%
$3,301,349
$6,091
Federal student loans
254
38%
$1,125,352
$4,431
Other student loans
-
0%
-
-
Student loan aid
254
38%
$1,139,711
$4,487
Total student aid
600
90%
-
-

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