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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Eastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$150
Other Fees$2,929
Room and Board $10,030
Other Expenses Budget$2,484
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Eastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$150
Other Fees$2,929
Room and Board $10,030
Other Expenses Budget$2,484

Residents of Illinois pay an annual total price of $24,653 to attend Eastern Illinois University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,060 for tuition, $10,030 room and board, $150 for books and supplies and $2,929 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,933 which is 9.2% higher than Illinois residents. The tuition charge is $11,340 while room and board is $10,030, books and supplies are $150 and other fees come in at $2,929.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Eastern Illinois University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Eastern Illinois University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,350
$30,001 to $48,000$11,316
$48,001 to $75,000$13,560
$75,001 to $110,000$19,147

The average reported annual net price for Eastern Illinois University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,146 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad Eastern Illinois University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,286 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 73% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,353 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,952.

Finanical Aid Eastern Illinois University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,286 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,789 77%
Pell Grants $4,528 57%
Other Federal Grants $1,076 5%
State and Local Grants $4,277 57%
Federal Student Loans $5,353 73%
Other Student Loans $9,952 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Eastern Illinois University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $54,808. The loan balance of $54,808 is a four year multiple of the $13,702 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $523 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $54,808
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $522.93
Total Interest Paid $7,943.45
Sum of All Loan Payments $62,751.45

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $24,653 $26,933
2 $24,984 $27,295
3 $25,320 $27,661
4 $25,659 $28,033

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Eastern Illinois University to be $98,612 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Eastern Illinois University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Illinois Residents $299 $897 $1,196
Out of State Residents $367 $1,101 $1,468

Estimated cost for a class at Eastern Illinois University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Eastern Illinois University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Eastern Illinois University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144892 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Illinois University.