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Southern Illinois University Carbondale | Tuition & Fees

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Tuition and Fees

When are the Tuition and Fees Charged and Billed?

Tuition and fees for all students are assessed by the Registrar's OfficeMost grants, scholarships, or loans that are credited to the student's account to offset tuition and fee charges are processed by the Financial Aid OfficeMost campus charges and credits related to a student's account are centrally billed by the Bursar's Office and are viewable by logging into SalukiNet Self-Service.

The Bursar's Office runs bills of a student's account each month according to the schedule here.  For those entries noted as the first bill of a particular term – in mid-May, July, and December – students who are registered before that time will have their initial tuition and fee assessment for the term done a few days (perhaps up to a week) in advance of that first bill, to allow time for the Financial Aid Office to follow behind and apply appropriate credits to the account before the first bill is run.¹

Students who are not registered until after the first bill is run will have their initial tuition and fee assessment for the term done as soon as practical after their first registration takes place.  Once the initial tuition and fee assessment is complete, updated assessments will normally occur on a weekly basis (during weekends) if registration changes warrant a reassessment.  Changes in financial aid award disbursements are also posted on a weekly basis.²

Additional charges posted by other offices (such as Housing, Parking, Library, Health Center, etc.) may be posted at any time.  Graduation application fee charges are typically posted in March/April, July, and October/November (during the term for which you are applying to graduate).  Therefore, if additional charges or credits are posted in-between the running of monthly bills, students can view this information in SalukiNet Self-Service.

The monthly Bursar bills are no longer sent in the mail for students who are currently enrolled.  Instead, they are posted as "E-bills" in the student's SalukiNet account.  Students who are no longer enrolled, but who have a financial balance that would generate a bill, can see their "E-bill" within SalukiNet, but will also receive a paper bill through the mail.  More information about "E-bills" is here.

What does the monthly Bursar bill look like?  See an example with explanation here.  Answers to various questions about the bill are here.


¹ In other words, advance registration for a term is open for some period of time – weeks or even months – before any tuition and fee assessment is ever done for that term.  Once this assessment starts for that term, it will be done regularly as noted.  Thus students who register before the first bill is produced will not normally be able to see their tuition and fee charges (and credits) until the time of that first bill.

² There are a couple of exceptions to the weekly timeframe noted.  First, near the start of each term, an extra assessment and financial aid disbursement may take place on two or three Wednesday nights.  Second, at the end of the SIU fiscal year and/or at the end of the calendar year, assessment and disbursement may be suspended for a week.