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Illinois State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,823 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,108 tuition
$9,850 on campus room & board
$910 books and supplies
$2,955 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$35,930 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,215 tuition
$9,850 on campus room & board
$910 books and supplies
$2,955 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,582 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
30% get federal aid ($4,599 avg)
28% get state aid ($4,053 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($5,582 avg)
63% get loans ($7,828 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.70% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.69% 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 $9,126 57%
Federal Grant Aid $4,599 30%
Pell Grants $4,461 30%
Other Federal Grants $1,554 4%
Institution Grant Aid $5,582 49%
State Grant Aid $4,053 28%
Student Loans $7,828 63%
Federal Loans $5,459 62%
Other Loans $14,324 12%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: November 15
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
201 South School Street
Normal, IL 61790-1000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Eric from Godfrey, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Illinois State University provides an amazing experience for a much cheaper option than other students.

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  • 5
  • seth from bloomington, il
  • 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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  • nichole from collinsville, il
  • 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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