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Oakton Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,439 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,061 tuition
$8,019 off campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$159 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$19,739 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,361 tuition
$8,019 off campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$159 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,313 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
51% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($4,051 avg)
20% get state aid ($1,136 avg)
16% get institn'l aid ($1,313 avg)
3% get loans ($4,331 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.233% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.26% 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 $4,061 50%
Federal Grant Aid $4,051 40%
Pell Grants $3,948 40%
Other Federal Grants $652 6%
Institution Grant Aid $1,313 16%
State Grant Aid $1,136 20%
Student Loans $4,331 3%
Federal Loans $3,572 3%
Other Loans $21,021 0%

Merit Aid Available

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 Oakton Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $288
Out of State $370


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Christopher from Morton Grove, IL
  • Aug-11-2015 I am a past student here

    As should be expected from a community college, the savings are incredible and convenient. Prices are very fair in regards to tuition and credit hours.

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  • 5
  • L.
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Very affordable with financial aid.

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  • 5
  • Ramina from Niles, IL
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Oakton Community College is a really great idea if you are trying to save money. It's really smart to go to Oakton if you're planning on attending a four year college after because of all the money you'll save. One semester costs around $1,300. Great for finishing up your gen eds.

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  • 5
  • John from Des Plaines, IL
  • Sep-11-2013 I am a current student here

    When it comes to the best bang for your buck, Oakton is the way to go. I have taken literally 10-14 credit hours for about less then 3,000 dollars when my friends that took the same courses spend thousands and thousands more. What's great too is that many of the courses I've taken at Oakton are taught the same way it's taught at some of my friends' universities, if not better! If you are looking to save some money, Oakton Community College is the way to go.

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