Costs and Billing

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cash iconEstimated Costs and Budgets

The cost of attending college isn't just tuition and fees. We do our best to give you the whole picture, showing you an estimated budget for the whole school year that also includes budget estimates for room and board, books and supplies, and living expenses.

check iconBilling and Payment Options

You will receive your billing statements from the Office of the Bursar. The Bursar is also where you can pay your bill, view the billing calendar, sign up for direct deposit and enroll in an installment payment plan. 

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Budget Components

We know this can be a lot to take in. There are several components within estimated budgets. Learn what each budget component really means.

Alternate Tuition Rates

SIU Carbondale offers several alternate tuition rates for students in certain geographic and/or academic areas.


To be reclassified as an in-state student for tuition assessment purposes, students will need to complete an application for Illinois residency.