Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Illinois Central College tuition is $4,290 per year for in-district residents. This is 45% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 14% cheaper than the average Illinois in-district tuition of $4,997 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 44th in Illinois amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

Housing Costs

Illinois Central College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the East Peoria area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,200.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,200 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to ICC is $16,890 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $21,750. Out-of-state students who don't possess Illinois residence can expect a one year cost of $23,400. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $14,550.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Illinois Central College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Illinois Central College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$16,890
   In-District Tuition$4,290
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,200
   Books and Supplies$1,200
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$7,200
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,690
   In-District Tuition$4,290
   Other Fees$0
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,200
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Illinois Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$21,750
   In-State Tuition$9,150
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$7,200
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,200
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Illinois Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$14,550
   In-State Tuition$9,150
   Other Fees$0
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,200
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $21,750 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported ICC net price for in-state students is $8,904* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

63% of Illinois Central College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,061. 39 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,881. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Illinois Central College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Illinois Central College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,904*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid63%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,061
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants39%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,881

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,270
$30,001 to $48,000$8,364
$48,001 to $75,000$10,476
$75,001 to $110,000$11,950

Average Financial Aid Mix - $21,750 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $21,750. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 23% - $4,061

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Illinois Central College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 21% - $3,615

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 56% -  $9,874

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Illinois Central College
Heartland Community College10.2% less expensive
Spoon River College1% more expensive
Illinois Valley Community College20.4% more expensive
Carl Sandburg College26.6% less expensive
Richland Community College38.4% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Illinois Central College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at ICC is $43,500 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $4,537 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $9,074**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Illinois Central College.

Illinois Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,575
Illinois Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,875
Non-Illinois Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,400
Non-Illinois Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,700

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Illinois Central College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Illinois Central College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$143
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$429
Price per credit hour for Illinois residents$305
Cost for one class for Illinois residents (3 credit hours)$915
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$360
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,080
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,440


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 16% of Illinois Central College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,615.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Illinois Central College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $9,074, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $11,258.75. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Illinois Central College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 63% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $4,537. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Illinois Central College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Illinois Central College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$93.82
Amount Borrowed$9,074.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,184.75
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$11,258.75

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend ICC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Illinois Central College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $11,258.75 would be needed to afford a $93.82 monthly payment in the example $9,074.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Illinois Central College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,050 to $9,150. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $43,500.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Illinois Central College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$28,453$56,906
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$36,314$72,628
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $46,347$92,694
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $53,653$107,305

Tuition History

What was tuition at ICC five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$6,750$6,750 9.8%
2011$6,150$6,150 7.3%
2010$5,730$5,730 6.1%
2009$5,400$5,400 9.1%
2008$4,950$4,950 6.5%
2007$4,650$4,650 14.8%
2006$4,050$4,050 3.8%
2005$3,900$3,900 13%
2004$3,450$3,450 4.5%
2003$3,300$3,300 -2.2%
2002$3,374$3,374 -28.6%
2001$4,724$6,824 -13.6%
2000$5,468$7,508 10.3%
1999$4,958$6,998 16.4%
1998$4,260$4,860 0%
1997$4,260$4,860 4.4%
1996$4,080$5,100 0%
1995$4,080$5,100 9.3%
1994$3,734$4,531 7.7%
1993$3,466$4,389 20.8%
1992$2,870$4,220 4.6%
1991$2,744$3,889 0%
1990$2,744$3,889 77.5%
1989$1,546$3,882 -35.6%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Illinois Central College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 669 5% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 143 11% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 75 16% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 32 24% costlier
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 31 19% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 28 27% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 26 28% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 22 20% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 20 17% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 16 15% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 16 24% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 15 15% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 15 20% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 15 20% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 14 16% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 29% costlier
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology Associate's Degree 13 39% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 13 20% costlier
Forensic Science and Technology Associate's Degree 12 30% costlier
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Associate's Degree 12 34% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 33% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 11 21% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 11 8% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 8 19% costlier
Platemaker/Imager Associate's Degree 8 35% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 7 16% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 7 25% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 6% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 6 5% costlier
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 6 24% costlier
Retailing and Retail Operations Associate's Degree 6 15% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 6 26% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 19% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 25% costlier
Library and Archives Assisting Associate's Degree 5 34% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 5 27% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 31% costlier
Crop Production Associate's Degree 4 2% costlier
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 4 30% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 3 36% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 3 30% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 18% costlier
Robotics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 9% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 3 16% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 2 20% costlier
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 2 22% costlier
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 2 16% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 2 28% costlier
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor Associate's Degree 2 6% costlier
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 1 25% costlier
Real Estate Associate's Degree 1 17% costlier


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About Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College is a two year community college located in East Peoria, Illinois.  Full time enrollment is 3,222 and part time is 6,068.  Illinois Central College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Illinois Central College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Illinois Central College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145682 IPEDS survey data.