Higher Education at a Lower Cost

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 - read on to calculate your tuition and fees based on the courses you want to take
  • Flexible Payment Options - including interest-free payment plans, the ability to add bookstore charges to your student account/payment plan, and more
  • Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Other Resources - lower costs even further with a variety of resources designed to help minimize any financial barriers standing between you and your dreams  

Tuition Rates 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 2023
Fall 2022
Summer 2022
In-district student $132.00 $132.00 $132.00
Illinois out-of-district student $465.73 $434.75 $434.75
Out-of-state student $505.78 $471.01 $471.01
International student $505.78 $471.01 $471.01
Online/Sync Online course tuition (for all students) $132.00 $132.00 $132.00

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

I Want to Attend College Affordably!

Take the first step by requesting more info on all that makes Waubonsee such an exceptional educational value. 

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.

Tuition and Fees for Noncredit Courses

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

Cooperative Agreements

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 Citizen Waiver

Senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older by the start of the term may be eligible for a full tuition waiver of in-district tuition for all regularly scheduled credit courses if they are under a specific income level as outlined in the Senior Citizen Courses Act (110 ILCS 990).* To apply for this waiver, senior citizens must complete this Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Application and present it to the Student Accounts and Cashier Office.

Additional Resources

Contact the Student Accounts and Cashier Office

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

Paying for College - Waubonsee Talks Podcast

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Get tips on the best way to pay for college.

Featured Guests:

  • Stephanie Carreno, Development Manager
  • Christa Kristich, Financial Aid Manager
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