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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,754 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,169 tuition
$9,126 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
$3,359 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$34,007 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,422 tuition
$9,126 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
$3,359 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,995 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($4,760 avg)
45% get state aid ($4,704 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($4,995 avg)
73% get loans ($6,898 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.90% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.39% 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 $9,827 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,760 53%
Pell Grants $4,496 51%
Other Federal Grants $5,232 4%
Institution Grant Aid $4,995 40%
State Grant Aid $4,704 45%
Student Loans $6,898 73%
Federal Loans $6,124 72%
Other Loans $10,935 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: April 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: within 4 weeks of notification
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 536-4405
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $272
Out of State $681


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Aaron from Fresno, CA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I seriously believe this school is a bang for all the bucks. I originally planned on going here for simple fact that even though I had to pay out of state tuition it was still cheaper than the in state colleges I planned on going to back home in California. SIUC is really affordable on my part and they offer many services to help each individual student continue their education. This school also has its own accolades from various competitions and magazines that help make it well known around the world. I have had so many people come up to me back at home in California while wearing my SIUC shirt telling me they went their as well or that they know many people who go there or went there in the past, so its name is also worth something.

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  • Anthony from Carbondale, IL
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    I have heard that many students who graduate from SIU have a hard time finding a job. I feel like the tuition for this school is very reasonable but the fees that the school adds on to your bill are outstanding. There are many fees that are added on to student's bills that the student might not even need. One example of this is the fee to use the recreation center. Although many students do take advantage of this facility they must pay additional fees to take classes or get a trainer. Another example is the health insurance fee through the school. I have health insurance through another company so I do not understand why I need it through the school also.

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