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 this time, the University is planning to return to a traditional campus experience for the 2021-22 academic year. It is expected that the majority of courses will be offered in-person, students will be living in on-campus housing, and engaging in in-person activities, events, and out-of-classroom experiences.
View billing information concerning Illinois State University tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the mode of instruction and cover a variety of short- and long-term expenses which continue regardless of the instructional mode or access to campus facilities. The mode of instruction may be adjusted. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely or the mode of instruction changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year. Illinois State University will continue to follow published withdrawal and refund policies concerning tuition and fees.
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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