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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$5,602
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$5,602
Room and Board $10,622
Other Expenses Budget$2,941

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for undergraduate students residing in Illinois is $9,638. Room and board charges total $10,622 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,100 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $5,602 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,941 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale full time should expect a total annual cost of $29,903.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is $9,638 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,622 for room and board, $1,100 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $5,602. Students are advised to budget $2,941 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $29,903. This figure is 0% higher than what Illinois residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Southern Illinois University Carbondale for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,638 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,665
$30,001 to $48,000$12,226
$48,001 to $75,000$14,499
$75,001 to $110,000$18,841
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Financial Aid

95% 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 $13,293 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,226 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,361.

Finanical Aid Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $13,293 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $9,455 87%
Pell Grants $4,934 33%
Other Federal Grants $1,896 12%
State and Local Grants $5,157 41%
Federal Student Loans $5,226 53%
Other Student Loans $11,361 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 $568 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $53,596
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $568.21
Total Interest Paid $14,588.82
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,184.82

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $29,903 $29,903
2 $30,257 $30,257
3 $30,616 $30,616
4 $30,978 $30,978

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 $119,612 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.2% 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
Out of State Residents $321 $963 $1,284

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

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