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Prairie State College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,864 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,240 tuition
$6,264 off campus room & board
$2,000 books
$360 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$15,824 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,200 tuition
$6,264 off campus room & board
$2,000 books
$360 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,318 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
54% get federal aid ($4,572 avg)
26% get state aid ($1,800 avg)
12% get institn'l aid ($3,318 avg)
5% get loans ($4,276 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,446 61%
Federal Grant Aid $4,572 54%
Pell Grants $4,574 53%
Other Federal Grants $343 17%
Institution Grant Aid $3,318 12%
State Grant Aid $1,800 26%
Student Loans $4,276 5%
Federal Loans $4,276 5%
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 $275
Out of State $315


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • 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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  • 5
  • 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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