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Tuition Estimator

The tuition calculator below this chart will help estimate tuition and fees.

All amounts are effective Summer 2020. Rates are subject to change without notice. Additional course fees apply to some courses. Financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and student employment, is also available.

Residency Tuition per
credit hour
Basic fees per credit hour Out-of-
district fee
Total per
credit hour
$146 $19 n/a $165
$146 $19 $275 $440
Out-of-state $146 $19 $687.01 $852.01
Senior citizen n/a $19 n/a $19

In-district residency is defined as living in KCC's service area, Community College District 520. 

Residents of Benton, Lake and Newton counties in Indiana are charged the Illinois out-of-district rate for tuition rather than the out-of-state rate.

Senior citizens (60 years and older) residing within the college district will not be charged any tuition for credit division courses provided sufficient tuition-paying students are enrolled in the class to cover the cost of offering it. Senior citizens also must pay any individual course fee required.

All other students – including international students – phone 815-802-8520 or email  


Chargeback program and cooperative agreements

In-district tuition rates may apply, even if you enroll in a community college outside your district. Review the details for chargebacks and cooperative agreements to determine if you can take advantage of these programs:

  • Cooperative Agreement: Complete a program not offered at your community college, but offered at another Illinois community college. You may be charged in-district tuition through a cooperative agreement between KCC and the other college.
  • Chargeback: You may be eligible for a tuition chargeback if you are a resident of KCC District 520 and enroll in an occupational program not offered at KCC, but offered at another Illinois college which does not have a cooperative agreement with KCC.