Cost of college went up for all students at Fortis College-Columbus


Tuition and fees rose 1.4 percent for 2018-19 at Fortis College-Columbus, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Ohio students paid $15,200 to attend the two-year private for-profit institution this year – $206 more than the $14,994 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 92 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 39 students received grants or scholarships totaling $207,338 and 44 students took out student loans totaling more than $360,655.

Including all undergraduates (896), 653 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.4 million, and 634 students took out $5.3 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
896
$14,477
$14,900
$14,994
$15,200
5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Fortis College-Columbus 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
38
79%
$197,373
$5,194
State / local grant or scholarship
5
10%
$3,800
$760
Institutional grants or scholarships
33
69%
$6,165
$187
Grant or scholarship aid total
39
81%
$207,338
$5,316
Federal student loans
43
90%
$338,828
$7,880
Other student loans
6
13%
$21,827
$3,638
Student loan aid
44
92%
$360,655
$8,197
Total student aid
44
92%
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