Illinois State University
Normal, IL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,933
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,470
$30k - $48k
$14,999
$48k - $75k
$19,080
$75k - $110k
$25,379
$110k+
$27,109
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,319
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,843
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,146
Books and Supplies
$830
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
56%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,729
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,068
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,263
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,074
Students receiving federal aid
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,068
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$87,608,544
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,144,877

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,420
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,264
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,226
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,250
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$186

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Illinois State is by no means cheap, but it is a great value. A degree from Illinois State will be similar to a degree from many other big schools. Illinois State is a very respectable school, and is making tons of improvements to stay that way. Illinois State is a great school now and will continue to be great far into the future.
Paul from Pocahontas, IL
College definitely burns a hole in your pocket, but for being a state school Illinois State does not ask too much of you when it comes to tuition, especially if you are considered an in-state student. However it really helps to apply for as many scholarships as you can and FAFSA has definitely helped my family out a lot with the expenses as well.
Alexandra from Homewood, IL
It's expensive, and I could really use some help paying for it, so my parents are helping, but they also have to pay for my sister who's going to North Central College in Naperville, IL. That's also really expensive. I know in the end it's worth it though, and my parents want to see me go to school and be successful regardless of the money factor. Help would be appreciated though! :)
Courtney from Wayne, IL
The only thing I could say to future students would be to apply for finicial aid early!!
Christina from Hickory Hills, IL
My education is very important to me and my parents. I want to get the most out of my College experience. My parents moto to myself and my sisters is Study Hard Play Hard. That is what I go by. If I study and get good grades, I deserve to have a good time with friends.
Vince from Plainfield, IL

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