Tuition & Fees
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 & Fees
Step 1: determine which category is right for you
Tuition Rates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
The tuition rate for in-district students and online courses is $147 per credit hour. Not sure if you’re an in-district student? View a map of the Kishwaukee College District here.
Students are considered residents of the district if their legal residence is within the boundaries of District #523 for at least 30 days immediately before the start of the term for which they wish to register. However, students who have moved from an out-of-district or out-of-state residence to an in-district residence, for reasons other than attending Kishwaukee College, are exempt from the 30-day requirement. District #523 boundaries include the high school districts of DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha at Kirkland, Indian Creek (formerly Shabbona and Waterman), Rochelle and Sycamore. Also included are individuals residing in the eastern half of the Oregon Community District #220 and the residents of the portion of Lee Center Community District #271 lying east of the West Brooklyn spur (Paw Paw High School attendance center). The Student Services Office will make the final determination of residency status.
Employment in the District: Students who are not residents of Kishwaukee College District #523 but who are employed full-time (35 hours per week) in the district are eligible for in-district tuition and fees. To qualify, a letter must be on file in the Student Services Office each semester prior to the student’s registration. The letter must be written on company stationery and must be signed by either the supervisor or the director of human resources.
The tuition rate for out-of-district students who are Illinois state residents is $294 per credit hour.
If your legal residence is outside District #523, but within the State of Illinois, you are considered to be an out-of-district resident. If your course or program enrollment does not qualify under Chargebacks/Joint Agreements, variable tuition eligibility, in-district employment waiver or other waivers, you will be charged out-of-district tuition. Students enrolling in online courses offered by Kishwaukee College will be charged in-district tuition for the online courses.
If you are a resident of another state or country, the tuition rate is $441 per credit hour.
If you are a legal resident of another state, you will be classified as an out-of-state resident and charged the out-of-state tuition. If you are a citizen of another country and will apply for admission to Kishwaukee College as an international student, you will be charged the foreign student tuition.
Students of Kishwaukee College District #523 who wish to pursue an occupational degree or certificate not available at Kishwaukee College may be able to do so through a CAREER agreement..
Kishwaukee College has CAREER agreements with several community college districts. These agreements allow a resident of the Kishwaukee College District #523 to take any approved occupational program not offered by Kishwaukee College at the in-district tuition of the college that offers the program. A CAREER Agreement form signed by a Student Services representative is required. If approved, the CAREER agreement is valid for one academic year (including summer).
The Application for CAREER Agreement must be received and processed 30 days prior to the beginning of the term.
Students from other community colleges who wish to enroll at Kishwaukee College through the CAREER agreement should contact the admissions office at their community college.
Residents of Kishwaukee College District #523 who are 60 years of age at the time of registration are not charged tuition for college credit classes. They must still pay the Registration Fee, Technology Fee, Student Activity Fee and any Course Fees. Senior citizens registering for non-credit classes must pay the full cost of the class. Senior citizens on a Cooperative Agreement must pay the full cost of the class.
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 $147 per credit hour, in addition to the standard tuition rate, will be applied to all Nursing courses in the ADN/LPN program and all courses in the Radiologic Technology program.
- A variable tuition rate of $73.50 per credit hour, in addition to the standard tuition rate, will be applied to all courses in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Power Technology, Esthetics, Technology & Manufacturing, Therapeutic Massage, and Welding Technology programs.
Step 3: Student Fees*
Next, you will need to add your student fees. Note that some courses have additional course, lab or studio fees.
|Registration Fee (per course)||$6.00|
|Student Activity Fee (per semester hour)||$6.00|
|Technology Fee (per semester hour)||$11.00|
*Some courses have additional course/lab/studio fees assessed. See Tuition Estimator for exact course costs.
Estimate your tuition using our tuition estimator. Microsoft Excel required. When opening, click "Read Only" to access.
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