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ISU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
$29,758
In State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,524
Books and Supplies$910
Other Fees$2,992
Room and Board $9,850
Other Expenses Budget$4,482
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$41,282
Out of State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$23,048
Books and Supplies$910
Other Fees$2,992
Room and Board $9,850
Other Expenses Budget$4,482

Residents of Illinois pay an annual total price of $29,758 to attend Illinois State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,524 for tuition, $9,850 room and board, $910 for books and supplies and $2,992 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,282 which is 38.7% higher than Illinois residents. The tuition charge is $23,048 while room and board is $9,850, books and supplies are $910 and other fees come in at $2,992.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 2017/2018
$19,227
Net Price by Income Illinois State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,083
$30,001 to $48,000$15,556
$48,001 to $75,000$20,947
$75,001 to $110,000$25,384
$110,000+$25,937

The average reported annual net price for Illinois State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,227 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Illinois State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $9,124 64%
Pell Grant $4,482 30%
Federal Student Loan $5,444 62%

The average reported annual net price for Illinois State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,227 in 2017/2018.

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 $570 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $54,888
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $569.62
Total Interest Paid $13,466.17
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,354.17

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$119,032
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $29,758 $41,282
2 $30,631 $42,493
3 $31,529 $43,739
4 $32,454 $45,022

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 $119,032 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% 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.