Cost of college went up for all students at River Valley Community College


In-state tuition and fees rose 1.7 percent for 2018-19 at River Valley Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

New Hampshire residents paid $7,298 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $123 more than the $7,175 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 120.6 percent more than residents this year, or $16,098. Their price tag grew 2.2 percent from $15,751 in 2017-18.

About 90 percent of the school's undergraduate population are New Hampshire residents. And about 10 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 64 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 20 students received grants or scholarships totaling $117,595 and 16 students took out student loans totaling more than $87,644.

Including all undergraduates (792), 426 students used grants or scholarships totaling $1.5 million, and 383 students took out $2.5 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
~713
$6,855
$6,855
$7,175
$7,298
6.5%
Out-of-state
~79
$15,015
$15,015
$15,751
$16,098
7.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at River Valley 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
20
48%
$100,745
$5,037
State / local grant or scholarship
13
31%
$16,600
$1,277
Institutional grants or scholarships
-
2%
-
-
Grant or scholarship aid total
20
48%
$117,595
$5,880
Federal student loans
16
38%
$86,794
$5,425
Other student loans
-
2%
-
-
Student loan aid
16
38%
$87,644
$5,478
Total student aid
27
64%
-
-

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