SIU Legacy Tuition Rate Information

Legacy Tuition Rate

Your legacy, their future.

Children of SIU Carbondale graduates save on tuition.

Attend the same college your parents graduated from. 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, guaranteed for four years.

Find out more about the Legacy Alternate 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:

Fall 2017 semester - Monday, October 2, 2017
Spring 2018 semester - Monday, February 26, 2018
Summer 2018 session - Monday, July 23, 2018
Fall 2018 semester - Monday, October 1, 2018

What is the alternate tuition rate?

The alternate tuition rate will be 80% of 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?

While only one alternate tuition rate applies to a student’s account at a given time, 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 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 you can download the Application for the 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 that alumnus as your parent or legal guardian.

Are any newly entering students excluded?

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

Are re-entry students included?

Only newly entering freshman and transfer undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this alternate tuition rate. Re-entering undergraduate students are not included unless they applied and qualified for the alternate tuition rate within the first thirty days of their initial entry term and have not yet exhausted their four-year guarantee.

Does this apply to international undergraduate students?

Yes, international undergraduate students may qualify. Please contact International Admissions at intlinfn@siu.edu with any questions.

Are students taking off-campus classes eligible?

Yes, some first-time undergraduate students who are taking off-campus courses may qualify for this rate, although some off-campus students may already qualify for a better alternate tuition 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 7-year SIU employees who qualify for this alternate tuition rate will still be charged 80% of the applicable undergraduate in-state or out-of-state tuition rate, but may then receive a tuition credit worth 50% off the tuition rate they are assessed.  Questions regarding eligibility for the SIU Employee Tuition Waiver and how it will be applied should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

What if my parent or legal guardian attended but did not officially graduate from SIU?

You do not qualify for this alternate tuition rate unless your parent or guardian officially graduated from SIU.  Parent and guardian degrees will be verified within the Registrar’s Office. 

What if both of my parents or legal guardians graduated from SIU?  Can I get a higher discount?

No. The tuition rate to be charged for all approved Legacy students is 80% of the applicable tuition rate, regardless of the number of graduates related to the student. 

I have additional questions. Whom do I contact?

Please visit http://tuition.siuc.edu/legacy.html or contact Office of the Registrar at (618) 453-2963 or registrar@siu.edu.