Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, 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.
$8,196
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,035
$30k - $48k
$7,785
$48k - $75k
$10,656
$75k - $110k
$12,068
$110k+
$12,383
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.
$9,342
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.
$11,064
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

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.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,446
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.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,545
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,440
Students receiving state aid
27%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,749
Students receiving federal aid
62%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,545

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.
19%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,976
Students receiving federal loans
19%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,976
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.
$6,334
Loan Default Rate
13%
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.
$109

What Students Are Saying

2.53 Average Rating
Best per credit hour. Make sure you need all the classes you are getting as prereqs. Some classes have more credit hours than other programs needs. Save more $$ if you can.
Bettenia from Homewood, IL
The money here is ok. At first it was very confusing of how they have this Payment Plan. This Plan helps a lot though when it comes to hard times and economic crisis's. You can pay half the money from your bank account then pay the other half later. With this plan, it's like a blessing to me.
Cassaundra from Country Club HIlls, IL
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.
Mo from Park Forest, IL
Nowhere have a I found so many course offerings for such a great price.
Barbara from Homewood, IL
Plenty of bang for the buck here! Everyone there is trying to save you money and there is always something new and exciting to get involved in.
Jasmine from Richton Park, IL

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