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Eastern Illinois University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,276 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,670 tuition
$9,546 on campus room & board
$150 books and supplies
$2,910 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$23,436 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,830 tuition
$9,546 on campus room & board
$150 books and supplies
$2,910 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,384 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
49% get federal aid ($4,436 avg)
43% get state aid ($3,950 avg)
72% get institn'l aid ($4,384 avg)
70% get loans ($7,163 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,504 94%
Federal Grant Aid $4,436 49%
Pell Grants $4,358 49%
Other Federal Grants $1,082 5%
Institution Grant Aid $4,384 72%
State Grant Aid $3,950 43%
Student Loans $7,163 70%
Federal Loans $5,938 69%
Other Loans $11,619 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Eastern Illinois University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $284
Out of State $498


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jaime from Chicago, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    $1 bowling!! EIU is also known as being one of the most inexpensive schools in the state of Illinois. And there are two separate Dollar Tree stores in just a 2 mile radius of the school!

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  • 5
  • Brooke from St. Joseph, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Eastern is extremely cheap for the education our students are getting. It is one of the cheapest universities in Illinois and it plans to stay that way. The best part about Eastern is the book rental, it is a quick, easy, and cheap process rather than students having to find and purchase every book. There is a one time rental fee which saves students lots of money.

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  • 4
  • Brianna from Sherman, IL
  • I am a current student here

    EIU is competitive when compared to schools of similar cost and size. I feel the quality of education I am receiving is worth the money I am paying to attend school here.

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  • 4
  • Helen from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Eastern is a excellent choice for getting general education courses out of the way to transfer to a more expensive college.

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