Tuition and Fees


These charges are based on the 2024–2025 academic year and are subject to change. The academic year begins with each summer term.

Tuition & fee charges per semester hour:

In District - Tier I


Out-of-District Illinois Residents


All Aviation Students - Tier II


Out-of-State & International Students 


*Out-of-State students that are aviation degree-seeking, pay the Tier II tuition rate for all Parkland College courses. 

Additional course fee for Aviation courses:

Aviation Courses - Tier II


AVI 101 Private Pilot I 


AVI 120 Private Pilot II 


AVI 129 Commercial Instrument Rating I 


AVI 140 Commercial Instrument Rating II 


AVI 184 Aircraft Systems for Pilots 


AVI 200 Commercial Pilot I


AVI 209 Commercial Pilot II


AVI 220 Flight Instructor Certificate 


AVI 222 Instrument Flight Instructor 


AVI 280 Multiengine Land 


AVI 281 Cockpit Resources Management 



Aviation Courses - Tier I


AVI 111 Commercial UAS Ground School


AVI 112 Introduction to UAS Flight


AVI 113 Drone Data Collection and Application


Additional tuition & fee information

Average Cost of Attendance at Parkland

Our tuition costs are less than half of what you’d pay at a public university and a fraction of the cost of a private college.

Below is Parkland’s estimated budget used to calculate cost of attendance. This is based on full-time, in-district and out-of-district students for the fall and spring semesters.




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Your actual cost of attendance will vary based on your enrollment level, program of study (i.e. High-cost career programs/Tier 2 courses), cost of attaining a license/certification or first professional credential, living arrangements, transportation costs, and lifestyle. This information is provided to help you estimate cost so you can plan ahead and determine how much money you may need to attend Parkland College.

*Cost of Attendance is also used to calculate a student’s financial need, as it sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive.