Cost of college went up for resident students at Ocean County College


In-state tuition and fees rose 1.2 percent for 2017-18 at Ocean County College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

New Jersey residents paid $5,095 to attend the two-year public institution this year $60 more than the $5,035 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 51.8 percent more than residents this year, or $7,735. Their price tag was unchanged from $7,735 in 2016-17.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are New Jersey residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 55 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 792 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.58 million and 250 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.31 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,365 students used grants or scholarships totaling $12.26 million. Another 1,473 took out $8.04 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
~8,565
$4,002
$5,035
$5,035
$5,095
27.3%
Out-of-state
~87
$5,970
$7,735
$7,735
$7,735
29.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Ocean County 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
604
39%
$2,665,852
$4,414
State / local grant or scholarship
630
41%
$892,931
$1,417
Institutional grants or scholarships
22
1%
$16,377
$744
Grant or scholarship aid total
792
51%
$3,575,160
$4,514
Federal student loans
241
16%
$1,232,375
$5,114
Other student loans
14
1%
$80,914
$5,780
Student loan aid
250
16%
$1,313,289
$5,253
Total student aid
851
55%

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