Cost of college went up for all students at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus


In-state tuition and fees rose 6.8 percent for 2018-19 at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Alabama residents paid $4,740 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $300 more than the $4,440 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 81.6 percent more than residents this year, or $8,610. Their price tag grew 7.5 percent from $8,010 in 2017-18.

About 97 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Alabama residents. And about 3 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 687 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.3 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,274), 2,833 students used grants or scholarships totaling $13.3 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
~3,176
$4,320
$4,380
$4,440
$4,740
9.7%
Out-of-state
~98
$7,770
$7,890
$8,010
$8,610
10.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus 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
599
84%
$3,090,754
$5,160
State / local grant or scholarship
48
7%
$121,270
$2,526
Institutional grants or scholarships
291
41%
$1,100,678
$3,782
Grant or scholarship aid total
687
96%
$4,312,702
$6,278
Federal student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
0
0%
$0
-
Total student aid
689
96%
-
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