Financial Need

Financial Need Formula

Financial Need is determined by this formula:

Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need

The Cost of Attendance at Southwestern Illinois College for a full-time student during the nine-month school year is determined by the costs below. The U.S. Department of Education calculates your EFC from the information you submitted on your FAFSA. The difference between the cost of going to college and your expected family contribution is your financial need. You will not be billed this amount by the college. This figure is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid.

For the 2014-15 academic year, costs are estimated as follows for a full-time student:

Students Living With Parents
CostAmount 
Tuition (based on 15 credit hours for 2 semesters)   $3,330.00 
Books and Supplies   $1,500.00 
Loan Fees       $24.00 
Room and Board   $2,264.00 
Transportation   $2,790.00 
Personal Expenses   $2,000.00 
TOTAL$11,908.00
All Other Students
CostAmount 
Tuition (based on 14 credit hours for 2 semesters   $3,330.00 
Books and Supplies  $1,500.00
Loan Fees      $24.00 
Room and Board   $4,280.00 
Transportation   $2,790.00 
Personal Expenses   $2,000.00 
TOTAL$13,924.00