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Colleges / Southwestern Illinois College

BAC Tuition Information

In 2018, tuition for full-time students at Southwestern Illinois College was $6,120 a year for in-state students and $5,670 a year for out-of-state students. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Tuition for international students at Southwestern Illinois College is $5,670 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at BAC

Southwestern Illinois College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $6,120 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Illinois-residents, out-of-state tuition is $5,670 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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BAC International Student Tuition

BAC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Southwestern Illinois College can expect to pay around $5,670 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

BAC Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at BAC

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at BAC

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at BAC pay $270 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Southwestern Illinois College campus is in a suburban setting in Illinois, not far from St. Louis.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of BAC

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $6,120
Out-of-State Tuition $5,670
Yearly Fees $270
Total Estimated Costs

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

Southwestern Illinois College Financial Aid

The majority of BAC undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition.

Most Common Loans for BAC 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 BAC financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Southwestern Illinois 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.

Southwestern Illinois College Net Cost

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 BAC 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.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of BAC seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students

What will attending BAC 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 BAC's net cost calculator on their website.

BAC 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.

Does Southwestern Illinois College offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

BAC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$6,390

In State

$5,940

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,120
$5,670
Fees
$270
$270
Housing
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Books
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BAC Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

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© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,390

Out-of-State

$5,940

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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