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EIU Housing Costs

$150 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$2,542 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost
$10,548 On-Campus Room & Board Typical Cost
$2,542 Other Off-Campus Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do EIU'S Room and Board Costs Compare to the U.S. Average?

Realizing all the expenses associated with going to college will enable you to make the best college decision. These additional costs of supplies, room, and board add up quick!

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EIU Living Expenses Housing and dining costs at EIU are combined. In 2021 students typically paid about $10,548 to cover cost of living.

The table below shows the average expected prices of both on-campus and off-campus housing and other expenses for Eastern Illinois University.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $10,548 $10,548
Other Living Expenses $2,542 $2,542
Books and Supplies $150 $150
Total $13,240 $12,754

Forecasted Total of $55,632 in Housing & Dining Over Four Years

Room and board at EIU have changed an average of 2.2% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 should expect to be charged roughly $13,501 for housing and dining expenses based upon existing trends. Those students will likely wind up having to pay approximately $13,768 for their second year, and $14,320 for their fourth year.

Over the span of obtaining your degree the total will be approximately $55,632 for a four-year stay or $27,270 for a two-year stay.


* estimated

How to Finance Your EIU Education?

Details on Your Campus Home and Food Plan

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether EIU does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like EIU that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at EIU.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 4,304
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan 99

Room & Board Not Known or Not Available

On-campus living expenses at EIU as compared to average costs wasn't readily available. This may be because many students enrolled here commute


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