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Shimer College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$47,846 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,000 tuition
$11,546 off campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$4,500 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$47,846 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,000 tuition
$11,546 off campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$4,500 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$11,770 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($2,185 avg)
9% get state aid ($2,360 avg)
91% get institn'l aid ($11,770 avg)
73% get loans ($6,844 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.04% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.04% 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 $11,907 100%
Federal Grant Aid $2,185 45%
Pell Grants $2,025 45%
Other Federal Grants $200 36%
Institution Grant Aid $11,770 91%
State Grant Aid $2,360 9%
Student Loans $6,844 73%
Federal Loans $6,844 73%
Other Loans - 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: May 1
Does Shimer College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
3424 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(800) 215-7173
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,130
Out of State $1,130


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Melanie from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    A great education with very individualized attention for students. everything you could ask for from the price tag.

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  • 3
  • Sam from Manitowoc, WI
  • I am a past student here

    I had to leave the college I loved because of financial reasons. Shimer College does provide a reasonable tuition for those who are in need, but if your parents are unwilling to co-sign your loan (and if they make good money), you are out of luck unless you take drastic measures to earn federal grants.

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  • 4
  • Sami from Hoboken, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Shimer is pretty expensive, but they try really hard to get your as much scholarship money as is possible, and they are small enough that what they charge is not a scam. Faculty and staff don't get paid as well here as they do in other schools. They are there because they love it.

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