Tuition and Fees

Fall 2014 Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates and Fees* Effective Fall 2014
Passed by the Board of Trustees on March 25, 2014 (subject to change without notice)

In-District Residents and Employees of In-District Companies
$119 tuition + $21.50 fee = $140.50 per credit hour

Out-of-District Residents
$297 tuition + $21.50 fee = $318.50 per credit hour  

Out-of-State/International Students 
$357 tuition + $21.50 fee = $378.50 per credit hour

*General Credit hour fees (detail): $21.50

Athletic Fee (ATHFE) $4.00 ($3.50 per credit hour; $.50 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference): This fee is allocated to support PSC athletic programs and facilities.

Educational Fund Fee (EDUFE) $2.00 per credit hour:

This fee is allocated to support our education fund which is for costs directly related to student educational programs.

Extracurricular Fee (EXCFE) $.25 per credit hour:
This fee is allocated to support extra activities, like student government.

Student Activity/Service Fee (STDFE)   $.25 per credit hour:

This fee is allocated to support student organizations.

Technology Fee (TECFE) $6.00 per credit hour: This fee is allocated to support the technology systems and upgrades for technology services and equipment.

Infrastructure Fee (INFFE)  $9.00 per credit hour: This fee is allocated to support the cost of maintaining buildings, parking lots, and grounds. 

There is a $50 per credit hour surcharge for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Surgical Technology classes.

Special Tuition Discounts

Note: For all tuition discounts, a $10 registration fee applies.

Tuition Free Courses for High School Seniors

High school seniors may take one college credit course at PSC with no charge for tuition. To be eligible, you must attend a high school in the PSC district, have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and have permission from a high school authority. The free course must be taken the summer before senior year or during senior year (fall or spring semester) of high school. Students who have graduated from high school are not eligible for this waiver.

Online courses, CNA and EMS courses, laboratory fees, books, and supplies are not included in this waiver. For more information, call the Counseling and Academic Advising Center at (708) 709-3506.

Tuition for Senior Citizens

Senior citizens (65 years of age or older) who reside in Illinois Community College District 515 are permitted to enroll in any credit course (on a graded basis only) offered at PSC at no charge for tuition. However, if you wish to audit a course, full tuition payment is required. Payment will be required for any necessary books, laboratory fees, or materials used in classes. You must present proof of age at the Enrollment Services Office. For more information, Contact Enrollment Services at (708) 709-3516.

Tuition for Employees of In-District Companies

If you are employed on a full-time basis by an in-district employer but live outside of our district, you may attend PSC at the lower in-district tuition rates. A signed affidavit from your employer is required. Contact Enrollment Services at (708) 709-3516 for more information.

Tuition for Veterans

Tuition Cost Comparison

Name of Institution2012-13 Tuition and Fees
Prairie State College$2,784
Governors State University$9,386
(2014 T&F)
Chicago State University$10,108
(2014T&F)
Eastern Illinois University$10,930
Southern Illinois University Carbondale$11,528
Illinois State University$12,726
University of Illinois at Chicago$13,122
Trinity Christian College$23,513
Saint Xavier University$28,110