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Southern Illinois University



Affording SIU | CALPS | SIU

Affording SIU

We recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you find a way to achieve your higher education goals. 

Tuition and Fees

As a publicly supported institution, we offer exceptional value.  Remember, the tuition rate you pay as a freshman locks in for four years. If you are from one of our border states, you should know about the in-state equivalent rate. If your parent or guardian is an SIU alum, you may be eligible for the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate.

Financial Aid

Nearly 80 percent of SIU students receive financial aid. Our financial aid counselors are ready to help you walk through the application process, and help you receive any aid for which you qualify.


The University awards more than $8 million in scholarships to undergraduate students each year. More than $1.7 million of that goes to new students each year. More than 350 incoming students earn scholarships each year through SIU Carbondale’s Academic Scholarship Office. The College of Science, alone, has nearly 70 scholarships to award. Go here for more information about scholarships at the University level.

Graduate students should contact the Graduate School or their academic department to obtain scholarship information.  International Students can also obtain scholarship information through International Students and Scholars