Paying for College

Go to school without breaking the bank.

Piggy bank with coins being fed into it.

Is college becoming too expensive? We've all heard the stories: skyrocketing tuition, increased fees, student loan debt — it's enough to make some students and parents sick with stress. However, at Waubonsee, a quality education is both affordable and accessible to all who seek it. With financial aid, scholarships and flexible payment plan options, we can help you make it happen so apply for financial aid now. 

As you calculate the cost of your college education, be sure to consider that every dollar you spend is an investment in your future. For years, studies have shown that a college degree is often essential to long-term financial security.* Because a better career leads to a higher earning potential and an increased standard of living, you have to decide that your dreams are worth it. At Waubonsee, we offer many options to help you earn your degree and start shaping your future.

100% of the Credit - for 10% of the Cost

It’s easy to say that Waubonsee is the affordable higher education option, but what does that really mean?

It means that you can earn the same college credit for the same college courses for roughly 10% of what you’d pay at a private college and roughly 30% of what you’d pay at a public four-year university.

And that’s before factoring in financial aid and scholarships.

Average Tuition
and Fees for 2017-18
(Source: College Board)

Average Tuition and Fees - stacks of money

Four-year private:
$33,480
Four-year public:
$9,650
Two-year public:
$3,520

Still have questions about paying for college? Here are a few additional resources our students find helpful:

*Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Enrollment Data.

Scholarship Impact Stories

There will always be a million excuses why you shouldn’t pursue your dream. For me most were related to money.
— Katherine G.


With the cost of college, the economy, cut backs at work…it is harder than ever. I feel that school is my only way out. I will do anything to get through school and keep my home over the next few years knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
— Tanya W.

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