Tuition and Fees (as of 06/22/2015)

Southwestern Illinois College

Tuition Per Semester Hour2015 Summer / Fall
Tuition and Fees subject to change at any time.
District 522 residents$109 per credit hour
Illinois residents outside District 522 (without an approved chargeback)$399
Out-of-state and international students (Residency Information)$520

Mandatory Fees

Information Technology Fee

This fee is assessed to all SWIC students. Revenues from this fee are used to meet information technology requirements that support student services, maintain and update technology equipment, provide Internet access and support interactive education on the Web and other Web-based instructional resources.
$4 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee

This fee is assessed to all SWIC students. Revenues are used to support various student activities and programs.
$1 per credit

Senior Citizens 

(a) Persons who are age 60 or older and who are residents of Community College District 522 will be charged tuition at the rate of $5 per semester credit less than the standard tuition rate.

(b) Residents of Community College District 522 who are age 65 or older, and who document their annual income to be less than the state’s threshold amount required dollar amount, are eligible to apply for free tuition. Additional information and applications are available at the Financial Aid office.

Other mandatory and optional fees to be added at registration. For more information, please click here.

Kaskaskia College

KC district 501 students$115.00/credit hour
Out of district students*$217.00/credit hour
Out of state and international students$395.00/credit hour

*(a) Out-of-District students may qualify for tuition on the same basis as In-District students if they present to the College, at such time as required by the home community college district, a letter (charge-back) which states the district in which the student resides agrees to pay the per capita cost, less the state apportionment and the tuition charged to the student.

(b) Students who enroll in any approved Joint Agreement program are required to file a letter of Certification of Residency from the student’s home district with the Admissions Office prior to enrollment, and may qualify for tuition on the same basis as In-District students.

Other mandatory and optional fees to be added at registration. For more information, please click here.

Kaskaskia College In-District Areas:

Residents who are taking classes at East St. Louis Community College Center are considered In-District if they live in the following areas:

AlortonFairmont City
LovejoyBrooklyn
National CityCentreville
Washington ParkEast St. Louis