Illinois State University

2014-2015 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees* $13,296
Room and meal plan (multiple occupancy, 7-day unlimited meal plan) $9,816
Total institutional expenses $23,112
Estimated additional personal expenses:
Books and supplies $972
Miscellaneous** $3,966
Estimated cost of attendance (in-state) $28,048

*All expenses are estimates, based on a courseload of 30 hours. Actual tuition and fees may vary.

** The miscellaneous category represents the average amount students spend during an academic year on incidentals such as transportation, clothing, personal items, and recreation. It is included only to remind students to budget for those items, and is not an expense payable to Illinois State.

Or, you can estimate your cost of attendance using our online calculator.

Financial Need

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is considered the foundation of the federal student aid program. It is a need-based grant that can be used for any educational expenses including tuition, fees, room and board, and/or other living expenses.

There is a limit to the total amount of Federal Pell Grants that a student may receive, which is the equivalent of 6 school years.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) increase gift aid for very high need undergraduate students.

Monetary Award Program (MAP)

MAP grants are the basis of the State of Illinois student financial assistance program.

  • Who is eligible: Undergraduate students who are Illinois residents with demonstrated financial need
  • Maximum annual award: $4,720 for 2013-2014
  • How to apply: Submit your FAFSA by March 1.
  • Learn more: Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Student-to-Student Grant (STS)

STS Grants are awarded to students with high financial need according to criteria similar to those for the FSEOG.

  • Who is eligible: Undergraduates with high financial need. MAP Grant recipients are automatically considered.
  • How to apply: Submit your FAFSA by March 1.
  • Learn more: Illinois Student Assistance Commission


Illinois State University

Office of Financial Aid
Hovey Hall 101
Campus Box 2320
Normal, Il 61790
Phone: (309) 438-2231
Fax: (309) 438-3755
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