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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator for Illinois College! We are excited that you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. Using the net price calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. Results from the net price calculator will show you how affordable an Illinois College education can be.

Even if you're not going to college in the near future, the net price calculator will still be helpful. Younger students and their parents can use this tool to learn about college costs and receive early financial aid information. You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save well before applying to college.

Colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution. Also, special circumstances are considered by financial aid offices on a case-by-case basis. If your situation is unusual, you may want to contact the Illinois College Office of Financial Aid at finaid@ic.edu or 217.245.3035.

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    How does it work? The calculator uses the financial and academic information you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a freshman attending full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will give you a clear picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award.
  4. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college.  January 31 is the Illinois College priority deadline for filing the FAFSA.

*The Illinois College FAFSA school code is: 001688

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.

And if you're really interested in Illinois College, you should apply for Admission and get an official financial aid award.

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