Tuition Rate & Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
DETERMINING YOUR COSTS
- Tuition cost per semester-Multiply the number of credit hours you are taking by the appropriate tuition rate.
- Total cost per semester-Add the tuition cost, mandatory fee charges and course/class fee charges.
TUITION RATE AND FEES
|Tuition Per Semester Credit||Starting Fall 2023|
|District 522 residents||$120|
|Illinois residents outside District 522 (without an approved chargeback)||$204|
*Rate $198 per semester credit waived to In-District Rate
For a full break down of estimated In-district, Out of District, and Out of State budgets, click here: https://www.swic.edu/students/financial-aid-offer/
All students will be charged the following mandatory fees per term. To determine mandatory fee charges, multiply the number of credit hours of enrollment by the mandatory fee rates.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FEE
This fee is assessed to all SWIC students. Revenues from this fee are used to meet information technology requirements that support student services, maintain and update technology equipment, provide Internet access and support interactive education on the internet and other web-based instructional resources.
$6 per credit hour
STUDENT SERVICES FEE
This fee is assessed to all SWIC students. Revenues are used to support various student activities and programs.
$3 per credit hour
College-credit classes include a mandatory course fee, charged to cover the cost of supplies or equipment usage in a classroom. The course fee amount varies by individual course dependent on classroom expenses. Course fee amounts may be found in the Class Schedule online or on eSTORM.
FIRST DAY BOOK FEE
Offered by Barnes & Noble, the First Day™ Program provides students with access to digital course materials by the first day of class. Students are automatically opted in to the First Day program. This model is easy and convenient for student use, provides an affordable option, and supports student success by ensuring every student is prepared for the first day of class.
You may opt-out of purchasing the First Day™ digital course materials, however, you are still responsible for completing all work assigned by your instructor. The Opt-Out tool is available through the Course Materials link in the First Day™ course in your Brightspace. You must Opt-Out before the deadline.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES
High School Equivalency (HES) classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are free. There is, however, a $120 fee to take the HES Test and $10 for a certificate.
STUDENT ID CARD AND REPLACEMENT
A Student Identification Card is available free of charge to all students enrolled in a credit or Adult Basic Education course. ID cards will be issued by the Department of Public Safety at the Belleville or Sam Wolf Granite City campuses, or by the Student Development Office at the Red Bud Campus. Student ID cards contain confidential information and should be safeguarded. In the event that a card is lost, a replacement ID card may be made available for a $25 fee. Contact the Student Accounts Office for additional information.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
Official SWIC transcripts may be requested from Enrollment Services, provided financial obligations to the college have been fulfilled.
SENIOR CITIZEN TUITION
Residents of Community College District 522 who are 60 years of age or older will be charged tuition at $5 less per credit hour than the standard tuition rate. All other costs, such as fees, books and supplies, and CSA classes, are not reduced.
Senior citizens 65 years of age or older who document their annual household income to be less than $28,604 for household size of one, annual household income to be less than $37,954 for household size of two, or annual household income to be less than $47,301 for household size of three or more are eligible to apply for free tuition. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Withdrawals are subject to the Refund Policy.