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Blackburn College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,634 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,282 tuition
$5,432 on campus room & board*
$700 books
$220 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$23,634 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,282 tuition
$5,432 on campus room & board*
$700 books
$220 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*without $2640 work credit

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,777 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,337 avg)
50% get state aid ($4,058 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($4,777 avg)
92% get loans ($5,131 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.02% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.01% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,942 93%
Federal Grant Aid $4,337 47%
Pell Grants $4,162 47%
Other Federal Grants $929 9%
Institution Grant Aid $4,777 89%
State Grant Aid $4,058 50%
Student Loans $5,131 92%
Federal Loans $5,129 88%
Other Loans $5,181 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$4,652 Y N N N
$6,202 Y N N N
$7,754 Y N N N
$2,000 Y Y Y N
$15,506 Y N N N
$500 Y Y Y N
$5,428 Y N N N
$2,326 Y N N N
$4,652 N N Y N
$5,428 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Blackburn College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
700 College Ave
Carlinville, IL 62626
(800) 233-3550
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $576
Out of State $576


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Debbie from Steger, IL
  • Nov-05-2012 I am a current student here

    It's the cheapest private school in the country and good scholarships are offered. I feel as though I am getting my money's worth. They give many merit-based scholarships.

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  • 5
  • Amanda from Momence, IL
  • Oct-02-2012 I am a current student here

    I don't think many schools can beat Blackburn in this department. The program grants you four years of work experience, a chance to earn paid hours, and an intimate class setting and strong education for the price tag, which is much lower than most private institutions in Illinois. Most majors even require an internship before graduation, granting students even more work experience, which is extremely valuable especially in today's unstable job market.

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  • 5
  • Breanna from Brussels, IL
  • Jun-11-2012 I am a current student here

    Blackburn is one of the cheapest private schools in Illinois and is highly affordable for any student. Scholarships and financial aid awards are regularly given to students of high academic standing or in need. The work program is what helps make Blackburn so affordable with it's extensive tuition reduction.

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  • 5
  • Nicholas from Waggoner, IL
  • Jan-09-2012 I am a current student here

    It is not too expensive and the work program helps you lower the cost as well. The work program gives you the option to make extra cash on the side as well.

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  • 2
  • Nyantales from Carbondale, IL
  • Jan-09-2012 I am a current student here

    This is a private college, so expect to shell out more. This is the cheapest private college, and we have a work-study program. Our classes are smaller, and our teachers get to know you.

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