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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
  • 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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  • 5
  • Brock from Lake Villa, IL
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Everything that I have already said pretty much covers this category. But, I can say again that Illinois State University will surpass almost every expectation that you have. Everybody that I know who goes here loves it!

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  • 5
  • Roshaunda from Tinley Park, IL
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    College can be overwhelmingly expensive but ISU does everything they can to help you get the amount of money needed to further your education. Not to mention the countless scholarships they give away to students that are out actively searching.

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  • 3
  • Gina from Frankfort, IL
  • Sep-16-2013 I am a current student here

    I just put three stars because college texts are always so expensive! But I suppose that's expected.

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