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Illinois State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,630 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,260 tuition
$9,624 on campus room & board
$996 books and supplies
$2,750 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$31,070 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,700 tuition
$9,624 on campus room & board
$996 books and supplies
$2,750 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,548 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,490 avg)
29% get state aid ($6,090 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($4,548 avg)
64% get loans ($7,295 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.81% 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 $9,795 46%
Federal Grant Aid $4,490 27%
Pell Grants $4,317 27%
Other Federal Grants $879 8%
Institution Grant Aid $4,548 34%
State Grant Aid $6,090 29%
Student Loans $7,295 64%
Federal Loans $5,714 64%
Other Loans $13,423 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 Illinois State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790-1000
(309) 438-2231
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $342
Out of State $590


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-11-2016 I am a current student here

    McCalisters, Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Subway are recommended for flex dollars which is given to your through your meal pan.

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  • 4
  • Aimee - Freeport, IL
  • Dec-23-2015 I am a current student here

    For a major university Illinois State is a very reasonable and quite inexpensive school.

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  • 5
  • from Galesburg, IL
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    My parents and I could not be any happier. I visited this school 3 times. It was the 1st school I looked at and I told my mom this is it. She made me visit 3 other schools and ISU 2 more times. It is just the right size, has various majors, and the classes are all within walking distance.

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  • 4
  • Joiya from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Its a god deal if you consider EVERYTHING the university has to offer, and if you need financial aid, they WILL help you out.

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