Tuition & Cost of Attendance

There are a few different considerations to make when calculating your total cost of attending Kishwaukee College. Below is a three-step checklist to get you started.

Tuition & Cost of Attendance


Tuition Category Base Rates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

Not sure if you’re an in-district student? View a map of the Kishwaukee College District.

Step 2: Apply any applicable variable tuition

After determining your base tuition, you will need to add any applicable variable tuition rates. Variable tuition is applied to programs that require specialized equipment, equipment maintenance costs and high contact hours of instruction.

  • A variable tuition rate of $76 per credit hour, in addition to the standard tuition rate, will be applied to all courses in Automotive Technology, Diesel Power Technology, Esthetics, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, Technology & Manufacturing, Therapeutic Massage and Welding Technology programs.
Step 3: Textbook Costs

Textbook charges for Kish's Inclusive Access (IA) Program may be billed directly to your student account during registration, which will appear on your statement as “Textbook Charge.” IA is a program you can opt out of if you do not wish to participate. Additional textbook resources may be needed for your classes, and you can look up your textbook costs with the Kish Store's Price Comparison Tool.

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2024-2025 Cost of Attendance (COA)

Based on 15 credits per semester for both fall and spring (nine months), including tuition ($152 per credit). Go to Estimate Your Tuition to estimate your specific class schedule.

Tuition estimator

Estimate your tuition using our tuition estimator. Microsoft Excel required. When opening, click "Read Only" to access.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is an additional tool intended to provide an estimate net price based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

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