Like many other Waubonsee services, this department is providing help through virtual means including live chat. Please view our Services Directory for key information and contact methods or see below to schedule a Zoom appointment for application help.  Anyone who wants to come to campus is required to conduct and pass a self assessment (pdf) at home first and then wear a face mask while on campus.

Putting your dreams within reach—and providing a little help for your budget

At Waubonsee, our diverse population of talented, self-motivated students refuses to let anything get in the way of their education, their career goals and their future.

While our costs are competitive to start with, many of our students also receive one or more of forms of financial aid to help meet the expense.

Because financial aid eligibility requirements vary depending on the type of assistance, Waubonsee encourages every student to apply for financial aid. Our supportive staff will help with the process—determining qualifications, researching availability and assessing the best financial aid solution for you.


2019-2020 Cost of Attendance

Costs are for both a fall and spring semester.  Tuition/Fees and Books are based on 12 credits/semester.  Actual costs are dependent on individual circumstances.

Dependent or with Parents

Tuition & Fees $3,312
Books $1,600
Room & Board $2,350
Personal $1,870
Transportation $2,300
Total $11,432

Independent not with Parents

Tuition & Fees $3,312
Books $1,600
Room & Board $9,375
Personal $1,870
Transportation $2,300
Total $18,457

The above figures are meant to serve as general guidelines to help you plan your educational expenses. To get numbers more specific for your circumstances, please use our Net Price Calculator. You can also learn more by visiting our College Affordability and Transparency Center scorecard.

Get the Financial Help You Need — and an Alternative

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FAFSA Application Help - Online!

Applying for financial aid through the FAFSA can seem intimidating — but it doesn’t need to be with our expert help! Book an appointment (your choice of phone, Zoom or chat) to get some one-on-one help completing and submitting that key form. With screen sharing and/or conversation, we’ll make it easy!

Wednesday Mornings and Friday Afternoons

Reserve your spot today!


An Alternative to Financial Aid

With applications being accepted now and funds available starting fall 2020, Illinois is inviting undocumented or transgender students who are ineligible for federal aid to apply for state grants. Learn more about this new Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid online and for more individualized help with the form itself, book an appointment with us! You can choose phone, Zoom or chat.

Wednesday Mornings and Friday Afternoons

Reserve your spot today!

Important Dates and Deadlines

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Financial Literacy

Enhance your personal financial skills with a variety of resources and tips

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Waubonsee Foundation Scholarships Are Available

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation Scholarship Program has provided 365 scholarship awards totaling over $326,000 to 325 recipients.
Read more about Waubonsee's scholarships here.

Want more information?

For questions regarding financial aid, contact Waubonsee's Financial Aid Office at (630) 466-5774, or in person during office hours at all four campus locations.

Sugar Grove Campus
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Student Center, Second Floor

Mon. - Wed., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thurs. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Aurora Downtown Campus
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Mon. - Wed., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thurs. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Aurora Fox Valley Campus
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Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Plano Campus
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Mon. and Wed., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tues., 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Thursday and Friday