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Chicago Heights, Illinois

Prairie State College Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In District Illinois Resident Sticker Price
$20,324
In District Costs for Prairie State College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,372
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$732
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,516
Other Expenses Budget$6,204
In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
$25,382
In State Costs for Prairie State College
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,430
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$732
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,516
Other Expenses Budget$6,204

In district Illinois residents should budget an annual total cost of $20,324 to attend Prairie State College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,372 for tuition, $7,516 off-campus housing, $2,500 for books and supplies and $732 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Prairie State College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$8,313
Net Price by Income Prairie State College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,915
$30,001 to $48,000$8,530
$48,001 to $75,000$10,251
$75,001 to $110,000$12,150
$110,000+$12,827

The average reported annual net price for Prairie State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,313 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Prairie State College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,271 78%
Pell Grant $4,867 65%
Federal Student Loan $5,375 31%

The average reported annual net price for Prairie State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,313 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Prairie State College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $8,008. The loan balance of $8,008 is a two year multiple of the $4,004 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $84 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $8,008
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $83.61
Total Interest Paid $2,025.52
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,033.52

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$50,764
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $25,382 $27,068
2 $27,164 $28,968

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Prairie State College to be $50,764 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Prairie State College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $158 $474 $632
Illinois Residents $358 $1,074 $1,432
Out of State Residents $424 $1,272 $1,696

Estimated cost for a class at Prairie State College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Prairie State College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Prairie State College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148007 IPEDS survey data for Prairie State College.