Tuition & Fees

Affordable Education for You

Focus on what your learning in class, not your tuition bill. At EICC, you can give full attention to achieving your goals. Our tuition is among the most competitive in the state of Iowa. And you get a friendly team to walk you through scholarships, grants, and other financial aid, so you have an education that’s even more affordable. 

Learn more about the cost of attendance and see examples here.

2023 – 2024 EICC Tuition Rate

Credit Hours In-State Rate Online & Nearby Illinois Counties Rate* Out-of-State
1 $195.00 $216.00 $262.00
2 $390.00 $432.00 $524.00
3 $585.00 $648.00 $786.00
4 $780.00 $864.00 $1,048.00
5 $975.00 $1,080.00 $1,310.00
6 $1,170.00 $1,296.00 $1,572.00
7 $1,365.00 $1,512.00 $1,834.00
8 $1,560.00 $1,728.00 $2,096.00
9 $1,755.00 $1,944.00 $2,358.00
10 $1,950.00 $2,160.00 $2,620.00
11 $2,145.00 $2,376.00 $2,882.00
12 $2,340.00 $2,592.00 $3,144.00
13 $2,535.00 $2,808.00 $3,406.00
14 $2,730.00 $3,024.00 $3,668.00
15 $2,925.00 $3,240.00 $3,930.00
16 $3,120.00 $3,456.00 $4,192.00
17 $3,315.00 $3,672.00 $4,454.00
18 $3,510.00 $3,888.00 $4,716.00
19 $3,705.00 $4,104.00 $4,978.00
20 $3,900.00 $4,320.00 $5,240.00

* Nearby Illinois counties include Carroll, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside. 

Credit Hours In-State Rate PENDING APPROVAL IN MAY Online & Nearby Illinois Counties Rate* Out-of-State
1 $202 $223 $269
2 $404 $446 $538
3 $606 $669 $807
4 $808 $892 $1,076
5 $1,010 $1,115 $1,345
6 $1,212 $1,338 $1,614
7 $1,414 $1,561 $1,883
8 $1,616 $1,784 $2,152
9 $1,818 $2,007 $2,421
10 $2,020 $2,230 $2,690
11 $2,222 $2,453 $2,959
12 $2,424 $2,676 $3,228
13 $2,626 $2,889 $3,497
14 $2,828 $3,122 $3,776
15 $3,030 $3,345 $4,035
16 $3,232 $3,568 $4,304
17 $3,434 $3,791 $4,573
18 $3,636 $4,014 $4,842
19 $3,838 $4,237 $5,111
20 $4,040 $4,460 $5,380


* Nearby Illinois counties include Carroll, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside. 

Tuition and fees are approved by the EICC Board of Trustees and are subject to change. 

Tuition and fees are approved by the EICC Board of Trustees and are subject to change. 

EICC Fees

Tuition and fees are approved by the EICC Board of Trustees and are subject to change. 

Online Course (Digital Content) Fee $60 per applicable course
International Insurance Fee Fall $648.55
International Insurance Fee Spring $539.46
CNC Fee (MFG 201, MFG 221, MFG 229, MFG 370, MFG 371) $20/credit
Digital Modeling & Additive Manufacturing Fee (CAD 139, CAD 140, CAD 141, CAD 147, CAD 203, CAD 290, CAD 291, CAD 292, CAD295) $20/credit
EMT Emergency Management Fee $21/credit
Nursing ADN Fee $530/semester
Nursing LPN Fee $530/semester
Nursing Lab Fee (for ADN 109 and PNN 155) $20/credit
Nursing Lab Fee (for ADN 301 and ADN 302) $10/credit
Welding Fee (WEL 191, WEL 361, WEL 364, WEL 365, WEL 366) $115/credit
Music Lesson Fee $75
Course Lab Fee $20/credit

Tuition Due Dates & Refund Dates 

May 13 Summer tuition and fees due.
June 3 Last day to receive 100% tuition and fees refund for first eight week campus andonline classes.
June 14 Last day to receive 100% tuition and fees refund for second eight week campus and online classes.
July 12 Last day to receive 100% tuition and fees refund for four week campus and online classes.

Lower Tuition Rates for Nearby Illinois Residents 

Our Illinois neighbors — those living in Carroll, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside counties — can enroll at EICC for $216 per credit hour. That’s a $46 per credit hour discount from our out-of-state rate. Take online classes or join us in the classroom at our three campuses and satellite locations. 

Our Illinois neighbors also benefit from generous grants and scholarships, and get to enjoy unique academic programs that aren’t available at other area colleges. Some of those include: 


We offer more than 30 career programs and 22 transfer majors, which gives you an associate degree and a seamless transfer to a four-year college. 

Cost of Attendance Samples

Students Living with Parents

Source Full-time Part-time
Tuition $5,148 $2,772
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $2,000 $1,000
Food and Housing $2,808 $2,808
Transportation, personal expenses $8,676 $8,676
Total Costs $18,632 $15,256

Students Living Off Campus

Source Full-time Part-time
Tuition $5,148 $2,772
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $2,000 $1,000
Food and Housing $8,244 $8,244
Transportation, personal expenses $10,548 $10,548
Total Costs $25,940 $22,564

Students Living on Campus (MCC Dorms)

Source Full-time Part-time
Tuition $5,148 $2,772
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $2,000 $1,000
Food and Housing $6,858 $6,858
Transportation, personal expenses $8,676 $8,676
Total Costs $22,682 $19,306

 

The cost of attendance (COA)—sometimes referred to as the "student budget"—is an estimate of what it costs a typical student to attend a college or university for one academic year. Don't be startled by the COA you see on your financial aid offer from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC). Your cost of attendance doesn't only include tuition; it also takes your basic living expenses into account.

Every student who applies for aid is assigned a cost of attendance. This COA serves two purposes:

  1. To give you an estimate of the cost to attend EICC for one year, and
  2. To set a limit on the amount of financial aid you can receive during the academic year (which federal regulations require us to do).

This means your actual expenses may be different from what's listed on your aid offer, and the total amount of your aid—including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study—can't exceed your total cost of attendance.

Your cost of attendance is made up of two different types of costs: direct and indirect.

  • Direct costs are items that will appear on your bills, such as tuition, fees, and housing (if you live on campus).
  • Indirect costs will not appear on your bill but are estimated costs associated with going to college and should be included in your budget. These include items like books, transportation, and personal expenses.

Let's look at each line item in more detail:

  • Tuition: These figures reflect the cost of tuition for a student during each of the fall and spring semesters.
    • Average tuition per credit hour - $198
  • Food and Housing: EICC calculates this figure by using the Iowa Common Good data averaged between our 3 counties (Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott) adjusted to include CPI to account for inflation.
    • Food:
      • Monthly allowance - $312
    • Housing:
      • Living on campus monthly allowance - $450
      • Living off campus monthly allowance - $604
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment: This is an estimate of the cost of books, supplies, technology, and equipment for a typical student for the entire academic year. 
    • Part-time: Semester allowance - $500
    • Full-time: Semester allowance - $1000
  • Transportation: This is an estimate of the cost of traveling between school, work, and home or the cost of operating and maintaining a vehicle.
    • Monthly allowance - $638
  • Personal Expenses: This is an estimate of costs for clothing, insurance, entertainment, etc. for the year. Money actually spent on these types of items will vary from student to student.
    • Living on campus or with parent monthly allowance - $326
    • Living off campus monthly allowance - $534
  • Average Loan Fees: There is an origination fee for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are sent to EICC. EICC includes an average loan fee in your COA to account for this.
    • Average loan fee $62

Direct costs are determined by EICC. For indirect costs, we use market research and the recommended guidelines published by the Iowa Common Good data and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most figures change every year.

 

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