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Eastern Illinois University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,404 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,370 tuition
$9,174 on campus room & board
$300 books
$2,560 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$37,144 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,110 tuition
$9,174 on campus room & board
$300 books
$2,560 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,772 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,383 avg)
42% get state aid ($4,199 avg)
35% get institn'l aid ($2,772 avg)
74% get loans ($11,204 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.05% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.20% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,595 81%
Federal Grant Aid $4,383 41%
Pell Grants $4,185 41%
Other Federal Grants $1,809 6%
Institution Grant Aid $2,772 35%
State Grant Aid $4,199 42%
Student Loans $11,204 74%
Federal Loans $10,577 73%
Other Loans $11,731 4%

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 $250
Out of State $802


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Helen from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 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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  • 5
  • Caitlin from Round Lake Beach, IL
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Eastern provides a bus system to Chicago-area malls over breaks to provide relief for students like me who live very North of the school. It's a round trip ticket that can be purchased on campus and is a huge help for students who get a little home-sick from time-to-time or don't have another mode of transportation over breaks. Eastern is also all about their sports! Football and basketball games are a huge part of our lives! We enjoy being a pridefull school and Friday night games make for great memories. And did I mention, all games are completely free to students? Awesome! Eastern provides a great deal of scholarship and financial aid opportunities on top if it's already incredibly reasonable tuition prices. The board has decided that the 2014-15 school year will be the first year since 1994 that the school has not raised tuition at all.

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  • James from Tinley Park, IL
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a current student here

    EIU is probably one of the most affordable state schools. The one nice thing is that your textbooks are rented here and included in your tuition. This is definitely a plus.

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  • Richard from Morton, IL
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a past student here

    Great for students looking to get General Education requirements (These classes won't vary too much across any school) out of the way. Much cheaper than bigger schools. Just be sure to review transfer guides before signing up for classes so you do not have to retake any courses.

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