Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Mandatory Fees

KC district 501 students $149.00/credit hour
Out of district students* $251.00/credit hour
Out of state and international students $411.00/credit hour


Online/Hybrid Fee** $20.00/credit hour
Web enhanced/iTV Fee $5.00/credit hour

*Out-of-District students may qualify for tuition on the same basis as In-District students if they present to the College, at such time as required by the home community college district, a letter (charge-back) which states the district in which the student resides agrees to pay the per capita cost, less the state apportionment and the tuition charged to the student.

*Students who enroll in any approved Joint Agreement program are required to file a letter of Certification of Residency from the student's home district with the Admissions Office prior to enrollment, and may qualify for tuition on the same basis as In-District students.

**Online classes only
Online courses bill at the current in-district tuition rate regardless of a students actual residency

Student Payment Responsibilities

Financial responsibility begins at the time of registration. When a student registers for a class, he/she is liable for payment of the charges associated with that class. If a student does not attend class(es), the student must officially drop the class(es) within the specified add/drop period or full charges will occur. You are responsible for keeping Kaskaskia College informed of any address or telephone changes.

Students utilizing financial aid must confirm their eligibility with the KC Financial Aid Office. Financial assistance includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. All students should complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.

Students whose employer is paying their tuition must present the purchase order, tuition assistance form or letter of intent on company letterhead at the time of registration.

Any balance of tuition and fees or other charges should be paid in full by posted deadline. Students who have outstanding balances will be denied future registration privileges, grades, transcripts, and diplomas.

A student enrolling in a class automatically assumes the responsibility of properly dropping the class(es) when the student decides not to attend or complete the course.

A refund of tuition and fees cannot be made unless a student officially drops the class in the Office of Admissions and Records. (Even if you have not paid your fees, you will be charged for the class if you do not officially drop it.)

Refunds will be computed from the date that the written request to be dropped from a class is received in the Office of Admissions and Records and will be based on the following schedule:

Fall/Spring Semester
First 2 weeks of semester 100%
After 2nd week of semester 0%
Summer Semester
First week of semester 100%
After 1st week of semester 0%

After the second week of classes, there will be no refund of tuition and fees. A first-time student who is a Title IV financial aid recipient and withdraws from all classes may be eligible for the pro-rata or federal refund policy. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

For courses not conducted following the regular calendar terms, the tuition refund shall be computed on the fractional part of the class time used before the classes are dropped. For additional information, please contact the Admissions and Records Office.

Senior Citizen Waiver

By a resolution of the Board of Trustees, Kaskaskia College extends a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees to residents of the district who have attained the age of 65 at the time of registration. The waiver is applicable to all baccalaureate and vocational courses for which Kaskaskia College receives funding on a per semester hour basis from the Illinois Community College Board. The waiver is applicable to those courses where the minimum number of tuition paid registrants has been received and space is available up to the maximum class enrollment.

Employer in District

Out-of-District students who are employed full-time within District 501 may qualify for in-district rates. The required form is available in the Admissions and Records area and must be completed each semester. The in-district employer must complete a new form each semester.

Non-Credit Course Refund

Student Withdrawal Policy--Students registering for Community Education courses may cancel their registration and receive a refund according to the following schedule:

Full Refund--Cancellation seven days or more prior to the beginning date for the course.

Fifty Percent Refund--Cancellation six days or less up to the beginning date for the course.

No Refund--Cancellation on the day the course starts.

Financial Obligations to the College

Students who have failed to meet financial obligations and/or to return materials to the College may be kept from registering and from receiving grade reports, diplomas, certificates, and transcripts. At the end of each semester, students with unpaid tuition and fees will be referred to the College's Collection Agency.

Kaskaskia College issues all refunds through BankMobile. To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, go to

Seven Steps to Enrollment:
1. Apply for Admissions
2. Apply for Financial Aid
3. Testing & Assessment (COMPASS)
4. Academic Advising
5. Registration
6. Tuition Payments
7. New Student Orientation
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