Making College Affordable

Choosing to attend college is a big decision, and it’s no surprise that cost is a key concern for many students. When you ask, “Can I afford this?” we want you to know the answer is “Yes!”, thanks to low tuition, convenient payment plans, financial aid and scholarships.

An Investment Worth Making

As you calculate the cost of your college education, keep in mind that every dollar you spend is an investment in your future. It can bring you many benefits, including lower unemployment & higher income.

average savings over 4-yr public school
scholarships awarded for 2017-2018
more earning with an associate degree vs high school graduate

Tuition Per Credit Hour

At Waubonsee, tuition for credit courses is charged based on your residency. How do I know if I am In-District?

Residency Spring 2019 Summer 2019
In-district student $128.00 $128.00
Illinois out-of-district student $372.30 $372.30
Out-of-state student $402.82 $402.82
International student $402.82 $402.82
Online course tuition (for all students) $128.00 $128.00

Simple Tuition Calculator

Keep in mind that most credit courses are 3 credit hours each, which is how courses are calculated in the tool below. An $8 student fee is included in the estimated cost. Refer to the course schedule to determine the credit hours and any additional fees for a specific course.
Helpful Tip: Use 60 credit hours to determine average cost of a degree.

Fees for Credit Courses

Tuition and Fees for Noncredit Courses

Costs for noncredit courses offered by the Community Education and Workforce Education and Training departments vary widely and are listed in the noncredit schedule. Most Adult Education offerings are free.

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. Senior citizens can qualify for a tuition refund for certain credit courses.

Additional Resources

Still have questions about paying for college? Here are a few additional resources to check out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Bursar Office

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Sugar Grove Campus
Student Center, Second Floor
(630) 466-5705