In 2022, tuition for full-time students at College of DuPage was $8,910 a year for in-state students and $11,010 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at College of DuPage is $11,010 per year.
College of DuPage is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,910 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Illinois residents can expect to pay 11,010 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. 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 other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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College of DuPage has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at College of DuPage can expect to pay around $11,010 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or College of DuPage-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at College of DuPage:
•On-campus jobs •College of DuPage-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at College of DuPage.
Room and board at College of DuPage is $12,024 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
College of DuPage does not provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account the cost of off-campus housing when comparing the actual cost of different schools
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact your transportation budget. 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 is often expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. College of DuPageis in a suburban setting in Illinois, not far from Chicago.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending College of DuPage.
What will the cost of attending College of DuPage be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,024|
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.
In 2022, 0 of the 23,903 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for College of DuPage 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 College of DuPage financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
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 College of DuPage 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 College of DuPage seem more manageable.
What will attending College of DuPage 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the College of DuPage's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
College of DuPage offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition 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.
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