The following charts show total Cost of Attendance (COA). Your financial need for financial aid purposes is equal to the COA minus your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Please note, many of the costs below such as books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, are not paid to the University, but to the seller or provider of the service. Also, room and board for off-campus and commuter students is paid by the student directly to the landlord, property manager, or family member. These cost allowances are determined based on surveys that are conducted on an annual basis. Individual costs will vary. For detailed information regarding tuition, please visit Student Accounts.
At Illinois State, your rate for tuition will be locked in for four years as an incoming freshman or transfer undergraduate student which allows for long-term planning and peace of mind. Some majors qualify for additional time based on the length of the program. Returning students should check with Student Accounts to see how the tuition guarantee applies to them.
Some out-of-state students qualify for tuition rates comparable to students from Illinois. Students from neighboring states (Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin) and some academically talented students (as determined by the University) are eligible for this savings of approximately $11,000 per year.
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