Illinois Tuition

Engaged students in sitting in classroom during a lectureLower tuition rate for nearby Illinois residents!

There’s good news for Illinois residents. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offers a special tuition for residents living near our Iowa border.

Tuition for the 2023-24 academic year is $216 per credit hour. That's the same tuition we charge for our online classes.

If you're a resident in the nearby Illinois counties of Carroll, Whiteside, Rock Island, Mercer and Henry you're eligible for this special rate, more than $46 PER CREDIT HOUR off our normal out-of-state rate.

This rate is available for students attending Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges, as well as any of our satellite locations.

Plus, financial aid and scholarships are available!

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges delivers a number of unique programs not available at other area colleges. The special tuition rate provides better access for those students who reside in the college's greater service area but just happen to live east of the Mississippi River.

Among the more unique programs are:


We also offer Transfer Major Associate Degrees

Our Transfer Majors provide a complete blueprint for your move to a four-year college or university. More than that, these majors allow you to start your major before you transfer, making it possible to graduate with your associate’s degree in a specific field.

Partners in the program include the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Western Illinois University and St. Ambrose University, just to name a few.

Transfer Majors: 


The special tuition rate also applies to our more than 30 career programs as well as our general education classes and transfer programs. In addition to Transfer Majors, EICC maintains formal transfer agreements with state universities and private colleges that make it easy for our graduates to transfer to whichever four-year institution they choose. 

For more information send us an email to or call toll-free 1-888-336-3907.