Understanding Tuition & Fees
Knowing the fees and tuition related to going to EIU allows you to plan economically for 4-6 years. Examine the data following to understand how EIU's price compares to other colleges and universities and if you need to plan for a rise in tuition.
How do Tuition & Fees at EIU Compare With Other Colleges?
The next table shows how EIU compares to other colleges nationally, regionally and by state.
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In-State Students Will Get a Discounted Tuition
Tuition and fees at EIU is significantly reduced for students from Illinois. Tuition and fees for in-state students is set at $11,453 for the 2016 - 2017 year, a 27.2% discount off the price charged to out-of-state students. Tuition is $8,543 and fees $2,910.
EIU fees and tuition for out-of-state undergrads is $15,725 for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Of this total, $12,815 was the expense of tuition and $2,910 the price of fees.
View the following table to find 2016 - 2017 school year costs.
Discover EIU cost per credit hour here.
Are Tuition & Fees Increasing or Decreasing?
Eastern Illinois University tuition and fees for out-of-state students increased with a standard yearly rate of 1.8% within the last five years. Over that same period, tuition increased by 2.1% and fees increased by 3.9%. Based on this, we predict the price of tuition and fees this year will be $16,008.
At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for a two year degree to be $32,304 and $65,782 for a four-year degree. Remember, this doesn't cover other charges including room and board, books, and transportation.
Look at this next chart to find out how EIU fees and tuition might grow including residence based reductions in the years to come.
Mainly due to the cost of living as well as other factors, the cost of college is likely to grow each year. For this reason your last year of school may very well be much more expensive than your initial year.
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