Affording SIU | Automotive Technology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Affording SIU | Automotive Technology | SIU


When you choose a college or university, you are investing in your future. We want to make it as easy for you as possible.

Tuition and Fees

As a publicly supported institution, we offer exceptional value.  Remember, the tuition rate you pay as a freshman locks in for four years. If you are from one of our border states, you should know about the in-state equivalent rate. If your parent or guardian is an SIU alum, you may be eligible for the Legacy Alternate Tuition Rate.

Financial Aid

Nearly 80 percent of SIU students receive financial aid. Our financial aid counselors are ready to help you walk through the application process, and help you receive any aid for which you qualify.


Each year, the SIUC Automotive Technology Department awards thousands of dollars of scholarships provided by manufacturers, endowments, and friends of the program. Most of these scholarships are awarded during the student portion of our fall Advisory Committee meeting. There are four documents below. The Scholarship List includes all of the scholarships available for the current school year. The Scholarship Application is required to be considered for any of the SIUC Automotive Scholarships. The Arthur T. Ross application is required to be considered for this prestigious award. Finally, the APSA-Silverman document is another separate application that is required for consideration of the APSA award.

Scholarship List (pdf)

NOTE: The above links becomes active at the beginning of the fall semseter and the scholarships are awarded during the spring semester.  If the above links are not active, check back in the fall. Be sure to apply for University-wide scholarships and external scholarships (see below) as their deadlines vary.

External Scholarship List (pdf)

SIU offers plenty of scholarships. Besides the departmental scholarships, we offer University-wide scholarships and college-wide scholarships.

Student Employment

The student employment program offers a variety of jobs that are available throughout campus.  Students are paid on an hourly basis, usually at the SIUC minimum wage rate, and normally work between 10-20 hours per week.