SIUC Extends Coverage of Tuition, Fees to Transfer Students

SIUC Extends Coverage of Tuition, Fees to Transfer Students

CARBONDALE – Students transferring to Southern Illinois University Carbondale next fall can take advantage of the university’s commitment to “close financial barriers to a first-rate education.”

The university recently announced the “Saluki Commitment,” a pledge promising tuition and mandatory fees to be fully covered for incoming freshmen who have a family income below $63,575 and meet other criteria. SIU Tuesday extended the pledge to new transfer students.

Effective fall 2021, transfer students with a GPA of 2.0 or above and 26 or more transferable credits are guaranteed coverage of tuition and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters if they meet financial, residency and other requirements.

Like the original Saluki Commitment, the Saluki Transfer Commitment closes gaps not covered by other forms of financial aid, according to SIU Chancellor Austin A. Lane.

“Sometimes, there are gaps between what financial aid packages cover and the cost of attendance,” Lane said. “Those gaps can be beyond the reach of many students and their families. We are committed to filling them.”

To qualify, students must have an annual family income less than $63,575 and assets below $50,000 based on their submitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They must also be Illinois residents who attended an Illinois high school.

Additional criteria for the Saluki Transfer Commitment are available here.

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