Understanding your Expenses

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Do you have questions about your cost of attendance? We're here to assist you in understanding your estimated expenses.

The cost of attendance is the estimate of a student’s expenses for one academic year of college. It typically includes:

Please note that actual expenses may vary based on your program, enrollment level, residency, housing selection, and food choices. Each student may have different types of expenses.

As an SIU student, you could be eligible for financial aid to cover part or all of your cost of attendance. Get an estimate of how much financial aid you could receive using the Net Price Calculator. Then, you can use the Tuition Calculator to get an idea of your individual costs including tuition, fees.

Typical Expenses

If you’re attending SIU, the cost of attendance is an estimate of the following: