Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$6,812
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,246
$30k - $48k
$6,721
$48k - $75k
$8,143
$75k - $110k
$10,605
$110k+
$11,150
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,446
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$12,462
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,410
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: enrollmentcenter@oakton.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,162
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,433
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,359
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,059
Students receiving federal aid
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,433

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,776
Students receiving federal loans
1%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,406
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,000
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$3,500
Loan Default Rate
10%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$48

What Students Are Saying

2.86 Average Rating
This college saved me a bunch of money+ the scholarship i am getting helps me a lot finacially.
Khandkar from Niles, IL
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.
Ramina from Niles, IL
Needless to say, much cheaper than going to a university! Especially because Oakton is well recognized for being on par in many cases with university classes. You get the challenge, with a smaller class size, and for less than $2,000 a year--and there is plenty of financial aid available. I've literally made thousands of dollars in extra financial aid, because they send you the difference in a check.
Christina from Evanston, IL
Two grand a semester is significantly less that twenty. I'd say that's way more than just bang for your buck. If you know where you want to transfer after Oakton, even better! You'll end up only taking the exact classes your future university wants and save even MORE money for yourself.
Polina from Niles, IL
i am trying my hardest to save my money every time i receive my paycheck. i want to give everything i earn to the school that i plan on transferring, which is kendall college.
Michelle from Des Plaines, IL

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