Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Credit Courses
At Waubonsee, tuition for credit courses is charged based on your residency. Below is a chart listing current tuition rates per semester hour. Keep in mind that most credit courses are 3 credit hours each. Refer to the course schedule to determine the credit hours and any additional fees for a specific course.
Tuition Per Semester Hour (Effective Spring 2014)
|Illinois out-of-district student||$273.91|
|Online course tuition (for all students)||$100.00|
Special Tuition Policies
In-district residents who wish to enroll at another community college to earn a degree not offered at Waubonsee can save money through Cooperative Agreements or Tuition Chargebacks. Senior citizens can qualify for a tuition refund for certain credit courses.
Certain fees are charged in addition to tuition. Fees do NOT vary based on residency.
|Student fee||$5 per credit hour|
|Course fee||Varies per course|
|Online fee||Varies per course|
|Payment plan fee||$25|
|Late payment fee||$20|
|Insufficient funds fee||$25|
|Transcript fee||$5 online request /$10 written request|
The student fee is assessed per credit hour to all students. See College Catalog for details. Student fee monies are used to support a variety of educational, scholarship, social, recreational, club and entertainment programs.
Payment Plan Fees
The payment plan fee is assessed per semester to all students who choose to pay their balance in installments. This fee is nonrefundable and is automatically added to your account balance each semester if the balance is not paid in full.
Late Payment Fees
The late payment fee is automatically assessed each time the minimum payment is not posted to your account by the due date.
Insufficient Funds Fees
The insufficient fund fee is automatically assessed each time your check or electronic check is returned from the issuing bank as not paid.
Certain courses require extra costs for supplies, equipment or services. A course fee is charged to partially cover this extra expense. Examples are laboratory breakage, welding supplies, data processing supplies, ceramic materials, towel services, etc. These fees are listed in both the printed and online schedules.
Online Course Fee
Tuition for online courses is assessed at the same rate for everyone, no matter where they live. There is, however, an additional fee charged per online course to cover technology expenses. This fee is $15 for 1-semester-hour courses, $30 for 2-semester-hour courses, and $40 for 3-semester-hour courses.
Tuition and Fees for Noncredit Courses
Costs for noncredit courses offered by the Community Education and Workforce Development departments vary widely and are listed in the noncredit schedule. Most Adult Education offerings are free.