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Southern Illinois University Tuition & Cost

Carbondale, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$5,266
Room and Board $10,622
Other Expenses Budget$2,941
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$5,266
Room and Board $10,622
Other Expenses Budget$2,941

Residents of Illinois pay an annual total price of $29,567 to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,638 for tuition, $10,622 room and board, $1,100 for books and supplies and $5,266 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $44,023 which is 48.9% higher than Illinois residents. The tuition charge is $24,094 while room and board is $10,622, books and supplies are $1,100 and other fees come in at $5,266.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 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 Southern Illinois University Carbondale when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,658
$30,001 to $48,000$14,306
$48,001 to $75,000$14,985
$75,001 to $110,000$20,698

The average reported annual net price for Southern Illinois University Carbondale for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,299 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

90% of full-time undergrad Southern Illinois University Carbondale received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,481 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 57% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,447 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,581.

Finanical Aid Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,481 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $8,285 83%
Pell Grants $4,615 41%
Other Federal Grants $5,069 8%
State and Local Grants $5,306 39%
Federal Student Loans $5,447 57%
Other Student Loans $11,581 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,596. The loan balance of $53,596 is a four year multiple of the $13,399 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 $511 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $53,596
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $511.36
Total Interest Paid $7,767.80
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,363.80

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $29,567 $44,023
2 $30,426 $45,303
3 $31,311 $46,619
4 $32,221 $47,975

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Southern Illinois University Carbondale to be $118,268 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Illinois Residents $315 $945 $1,260
Out of State Residents $788 $2,364 $3,152

Estimated cost for a class at Southern Illinois University Carbondale 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 Southern Illinois University Carbondale versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149222 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.