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Prairie State College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,500 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,600 tuition
$7,516 off campus room & board
$2,000 books and supplies
$384 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$17,820 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,920 tuition
$7,516 off campus room & board
$2,000 books and supplies
$384 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,767 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($4,480 avg)
22% get state aid ($1,725 avg)
12% get institn'l aid ($3,767 avg)
20% get loans ($5,174 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.55% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.591% 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 $5,119 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,480 53%
Pell Grants $4,455 52%
Other Federal Grants $1,259 5%
Institution Grant Aid $3,767 12%
State Grant Aid $1,725 22%
Student Loans $5,174 20%
Federal Loans $5,174 20%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: July 1
Financial aid deadline: July 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Prairie State College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $291
Out of State $346


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • scott from glenwood, il
  • Jul-20-2016 I am a current student here

    i have to admit you get your moneys worth from prairie state college. you pay a fraction of what you would normally pay at a four year university, for basically the same education. overall i had great passionate professors, that was willing to go the extra mile and give you one on one time. on the other hand i also had a few less passionate professors. the biggest issue would be the counseling. for the money you spend, i wish they were a little more informed and passionate in helping students. that being said i would still say it was worth every penny.

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  • Mo from Park Forest, IL
  • Sep-10-2013 I am a current student here

    You save big bucks by going here first. A lot of classmates I run into came back from big schools like U of I and NIU because they couldn't afford it. No duh. So before you follow your friends to the same college just to be together, be smart and save yourself any unnecessary loan debt.

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  • Crystal from Chicago Heights, IL
  • Aug-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Its a community college, so you are definitely getting your bang for your buck. depending on whats your district, the credit our are very cheap compared to four year universities. You can get your associate's degree and transfer. Taking Gen Eds here or any two year school will help in the long run.

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