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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,321 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,599 tuition
$10,622 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

$26,321 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,599 tuition
$10,622 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,381 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($5,081 avg)
41% get state aid ($4,744 avg)
74% get institn'l aid ($5,381 avg)
68% get loans ($6,804 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,774 87%
Federal Grant Aid $5,081 52%
Pell Grants $4,790 51%
Other Federal Grants $1,540 13%
Institution Grant Aid $5,381 74%
State Grant Aid $4,744 41%
Student Loans $6,804 68%
Federal Loans $5,965 70%
Other Loans $11,220 8%

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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Rebecca
  • I am a current student here

    Personally, I felt very satisfied. I received food, housing, and tuition, for the price of just tuition at my second choice school. Additionally, there were several scholarships I could apply for and receive.

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  • 3
  • Briana from Joliet, IL
  • I am a current student here

    We are currently going through this budget crisis which includes cutting certain programs as well increasing the cost in certain areas as well. Although, I love my school it can be quite pricey at times. Just budget the best way you know how and apply for scholarships.

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  • 4
  • Darion from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    its a good experience because its something im not use to such as being in a small city being away from home, and having as much freedom as you allow yourself.

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  • 5
  • Aaron from Fresno, CA
  • 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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