Starting with the Fall 2009 semester, resident new first-time freshman undergraduate students who meet the following qualifications will pay an Alternate Tuition Rate of 0.8 times the applicable in-state undergraduate tuition rate:
This Alternate Tuition Rate program targets students coming from the southern Illinois counties of Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson.
The definition of "rigorous course of study in their secondary school program" is that the student's successfully completed coursework at their high school will include at least:
This Alternate Tuition Rate will not apply to students who enter the University as undergraduate transfer students. It also will not apply to students pursuing graduate or professional degrees.
Effective Fall 2017, this Alternate Tuition Rate will no longer be offered to new undergraduate students. However, students already utilizing this Alternate Tuition Rate prior to Fall 2017 should be able to continue to do so.