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Eastern Illinois University G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of EIU's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend Eastern Illinois University? Below you can review how much of your expenses at EIU the GI Bill® will cover.

Do I Really Need to do Research About the G.I. Bill®?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at EIU is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Veterans Typically Attend Eastern Illinois University for no More Than $1,710

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Eastern Illinois University should not be more than $1,710.

Veteran Sticker Price$24,449
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$22,739
Total Out Of Pocket$1,710

Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Eastern Illinois University will be fully covered. You will not need to rely on a Yellow Ribbon award or institutional aid to cover these costs.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$11,931
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$11,931
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Participation Could Not Be Determined

Unfortunately, it looks like Eastern Illinois University does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you will have to pay some tuition out of pocket unless you qualify for other financial aid.

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $306, Eastern Illinois University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$306 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$377 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Almost all public colleges treat full-time non-resident veterans as in-state students. You should check with Eastern Illinois University to see if that policy is true for part-time students as well.

Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Eastern Illinois University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $2,560. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.

Off Campus Living Expenses$12,368
Post-9/11 Benefit$9,808
Total Out Of Pocket$2,560
A MHA of $1,226 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Likely Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 more than covers what Eastern Illinois University estimates your expenses to be ($150).

Supplies Expenses$150
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total In Your Pocket$850
Not Happy With This College? Is Eastern Illinois University not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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