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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
  • Kylee from Moweaqua, IL
  • Mar-15-2017 I am a current student here

    I'd say ISU is worth every penny, but I think every college is expensive but college is definitely worth it.

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  • 5
  • seth from bloomington, il
  • Aug-13-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    when i received my official offers i was amazed at the value for the price offered by isu. i finalized my decision from an 'all things considered' standpoint. isu will land me in the best financial situation as i depart, an important piece of the puzzle to consider as an entering freshman.

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  • 5
  • nichole from collinsville, il
  • Jun-28-2016 I am a past student here

    isu boasts one of the best graduation rates in the nation and continues to receive awards for academic excellence. though all the awards and accolades are great, i can say from the heart, illinois state was the best choice i ever made. i've never been more challenged or had as much fun as i did there. there really is no place like normal.

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  • 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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