Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, 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.
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
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.
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.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Tuition Payment Plan
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Need Met
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.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving state aid
Students receiving federal aid
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
Average Other Loans Per Year
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.
Loan Default Rate
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.

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
The price of tuition verses the education are phenomenal portioned. SIUE is one of the cheapest universities to attend in Illinois and it is worth every penny.
Olivia from Madison, IL
Although the campus is extraordinarily big, it definitely costs a pretty penny to attend. But even though tuition is rather high, it's still a college worth looking at.
Brianna from Saint Jacob, IL
this is the cheapest state school in illinois. scholarships are a bit trickier to come by since it's a public school, but it's definitely a good value.
This campus provides students with everything they need.
George from Chicago, IL
I think I am getting a great education here. Housing is wonderful and the prices are reasonable.
Katie from Chicago, IL
The resources here are almost unlimited. There is an office for everything one can think of where information about a particular subject can be obtained. There are over 300 student organizations and we also have a variety of greek organizations. It is also possible for one to start their own organization with a mere agreement of four other people. The gym, known as the vadalabene center, has a vast array of workout machines, a track, an indoor pool, and a variety of classes one can take such as yoga and even belly dancing. The co-ed freshman dorms are very nice, with only four people to a bathroom and two people to a room. The rooms and bathrooms are very spacious. There is no curfew for freshman and from each dorm (of which are 3) the cafeteria is only a few minutes walk away. Upperclassman can choose to live in either Cougar Village or Evergreen, where 2-4 people share an apartment. The cost of education is very reasonable, which was one of the main reasons I chose to attend.
Paris from Chicago, IL
SIUe is great if you're looking for a bang for the buck school. It is one of the cheapest University's out there. (under 17,000 for room, board, and tuition) It's academics are still outstanding even though it's one of the cheapest University's. (Was a no brainer for me.)
Jesse from Galva, IL
The Construction Management program here has placed all of its graduates. That's right: 100% of people who earned Bachelors Degrees in Construction Management either had jobs or graduate schools lined up when they graduated.

You want to expand your horizons to be able to work in a higher-paying, more fulfilling job than you are able to get without a college education. SIUE can help. The faculty here are not in the business of separating boys from men so to speak, but instead train people to become effective workers and contribute to society. You can do well here. SIUE will set you up for success and give you the ability to compete in the area of work that interests you.
Edward from Springfield, IL