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Sauk Valley Community College

Dixon, IL 2-Year Public
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Sauk Valley Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Sauk Valley Community College was $10,800 a year for in-state students and $12,060 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Sauk Valley Community College

Sauk Valley Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,800 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.

Attending a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to confirm your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at Sauk Valley Community College

Tuition at Sauk Valley Community College is the same for all students.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Sauk Valley Community College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Sauk Valley Community College:

•Sauk Valley Community College-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


Sauk Valley Community College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Sauk Valley Community College.

Room and Board Costs at Sauk Valley Community College

Sauk Valley Community College doesn't offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when comparing the actual cost of different schools

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Sauk Valley Community College

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Sauk Valley Community College

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Sauk Valley Community College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Sauk Valley Community Collegeis in a rural setting in Illinois.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Sauk Valley Community College


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Sauk Valley Community College.

How Much Does Sauk Valley Community College Cost?

What will the cost of attending Sauk Valley Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $10,800
Out-of-State Tuition $12,060

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Sauk Valley Community College Financial Aid


In 2022, 313 of the 2,220 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Sauk Valley Community College meets 30% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,508 a year.

Most Common Loans for Sauk Valley Community College Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Sauk Valley Community College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Sauk Valley Community College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Sauk Valley Community College awarded 292 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $600000 thousand in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Sauk Valley Community College

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Sauk Valley Community College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Sauk Valley Community College was $5,508 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Sauk Valley Community College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $2,024
Net In-state, Off-campus $12,692
Out-of-State, On-Campus $8,792

What will attending Sauk Valley Community College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Sauk Valley Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

Sauk Valley Community College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Sauk Valley Community College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Sauk Valley Community College


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Sauk Valley Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$10,860

In State

$11,970

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,140
$11,250
Fees
$720
$720
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Unknown

Sauk Valley Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

46%

Average Financial Aid Package

$5,835

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,220

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,860

Out-of-State

$11,970

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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