SIU Legacy Tuition Rate Information

Legacy Tuition Rate

Your legacy, their future.

Children of SIU Carbondale graduates save on tuition.

Go to the same college your parent(s) attended. Make the experience your own, but at 80% of the regular tuition rate.

Students eligible for the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate pay 80% of the applicable tuition rate. And it comes with a four-year guarantee.

Find out more about the Legacy Alternative Tuition Rate

The Dillard Family

Newly entering freshman or transfer undergraduate students who have parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who are graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale will pay an alternate tuition rate of 0.80 times the applicable in-state or out-of-state rate for undergraduate students guaranteed for four years.

Who qualifies for this rate?

All newly entering freshmen and transfer undergraduate students who have parent(s), stepparent(s) or legal guardian(s) who are graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

What is the deadline to apply for the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate?

The application and supporting documents must be filed within 30 school days from the first day of classes during the term for which you are applying.  Late applications can not be accepted.

Upcoming Semester Deadlines:

Spring 2017 Semester – February 27, 2017
Summer 2017 Semester – July 24, 2017
Fall 2017 Semester – October 2, 2017

What is the alternate tuition rate?

The alternate tuition rate will be 0.80 times the applicable in-state or out-of-state rate for undergraduate students guaranteed for four years.

What if I qualify for more than one alternate tuition rate?

We will ensure that students who may qualify for more than one alternate tuition rate get the rate with the best financial benefit. (However, if you think you may qualify for the Legacy alternate tuition rate, even if you qualify for other alternate tuition rates, you must apply for it by no later than 30 school days from the start of your term of entry at SIUC.)  Please contact undergraduate Admissions at admissions@siu.edu with any questions.

How can I apply for this alternate tuition rate?

When you apply to the SIUC, make sure you indicate that you are related to an SIUC graduate, using the checkbox on the application. Admitted students who have indicated a relationship to an SIUC graduate will receive an application for the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate or download the Application for Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate here.

What information is requested on the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate Application?

You will need to identify the alumnus to whom you are related, and provide documentation that connects you to your parent or legal guardian.

Are any newly entering students excluded?

Yes. Graduate, Professional School and Physician Assistant Studies students are excluded.

Are continuing students included?

No. Current students have already locked in a tuition rate that is guaranteed not to increase for four years because of the state's Truth In Tuition law. Only newly entering freshman and transfer undergraduate students are included. Re-entering undergraduate students are not included.

Does this apply to international undergraduate students?

Yes, although some international undergraduate students may already qualify for an alternate tuition rate. Please contact International Admissions at intlinfn@siu.edu with any questions.

Are students taking off-campus classes eligible?

Maybe. Some newly enrolled undergraduate students taking off-campus courses may qualify for this rate, depending on the rate structure for each program. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@siu.edu to inquire.

What if my parent qualifies for the SIU employee tuition reimbursement?

Children of SIU employees receive 50% off the tuition rate they are assessed.

I have additional questions. Who do I contact?

Please contact Office of the Registrar at (618)453-2963 or regstrar@siu.edu.