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Affording SIU

When you choose a college or university, you are investing in your future. We want to make it as easy for you as possible.


We’ve made it easy to become a Saluki no matter what state you call home. So go ahead -- Cross the (state) line! If your parent or guardian is an SIU alum, you may be eligible for the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate.

Tuition and fees

As a publicly supported institution, we offer exceptional value.  Plus, the tuition rate you pay as a freshman locks in for four years.

Financial Aid

Nearly 80 percent of SIU students receive financial aid. Our financial aid counselors are ready to help you walk through the application process, and help you receive any aid for which you qualify. The FAFSA opens October 1st of each year for the following academic year.


SIU offers hundreds of scholarships. From merit-based scholarships for new Freshman and Transfer students, to a variety of departmental and college scholarships that new and continuing students can compete for every year.

See a sample of our departmental and college-wide scholarships we offer.

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