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ISU Tuition & Cost

Normal, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$802
Other Fees$3,308
Room and Board $9,850
Other Expenses Budget$5,640
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$802
Other Fees$3,308
Room and Board $9,850
Other Expenses Budget$5,640

Residents of Illinois pay an annual total price of $31,124 to attend Illinois State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,524 for tuition, $9,850 room and board, $802 for books and supplies and $3,308 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $42,648 which is 37% higher than Illinois residents. The tuition charge is $23,048 while room and board is $9,850, books and supplies are $802 and other fees come in at $3,308.

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 Illinois State 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 Illinois State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,470
$30,001 to $48,000$14,999
$48,001 to $75,000$19,080
$75,001 to $110,000$25,379

The average reported annual net price for Illinois State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,093 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

75% of full-time undergrad Illinois State 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 $9,729 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 60% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,264 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,226.

Finanical Aid Illinois State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,729 75%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,263 67%
Pell Grants $4,865 35%
Other Federal Grants $787 12%
State and Local Grants $5,074 40%
Federal Student Loans $5,264 60%
Other Student Loans $14,226 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Illinois State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $54,888. The loan balance of $54,888 is a four year multiple of the $13,722 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 $524 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 $54,888
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $523.69
Total Interest Paid $7,955.05
Sum of All Loan Payments $62,843.05

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $31,124 $42,648
2 $31,751 $43,507
3 $32,390 $44,383
4 $33,042 $45,276

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Illinois State University to be $124,496 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2% 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 Illinois State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Illinois Residents $384 $1,152 $1,536
Out of State Residents $768 $2,304 $3,072

Estimated cost for a class at Illinois State 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 Illinois State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Illinois State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145813 IPEDS survey data for Illinois State University.