Tuition and Costs

2017-2018 Costs for Full-time Undergraduate Students
Full-time Tuition* $31,590
Full-time students take 12 to 20 credit hours.
Students registered for more than 20 credit hours will be charged an overload fee.      
Fees $550 12 to 20 credit hours
Students are required to live on campus except seniors and those who receive a waiver.
(Fee is for Standard double room with air conditioning.)
Board $4,300 Required for residential students except seniors
Total Estimated Direct Costs** $41,330
 *Illinois College tuition includes books.
**Students will also incur expenses for transportation and personals.
Student Textbook Program
At other institutions, textbooks are over and above tuition and vary widely from semester to semester but not at Illinois College. At Illinois College, books are included in the cost of tuition through our rental program and delivered to you so you can budget expenses more effectively.
Indirect Costs
Illinois College estimates expenses beyond tuition, fees, room and board when awarding financial aid. When added together this amount is called the Estimated Cost of Attendance. For 2017-2018, the total estimated Cost of Attendance for full-time, residential students is $42,830.
  • Personal expenses - $900 per year
  • Transportation - $600 per year

Illinois College: A Valuable Education

Did you know that Illinois College awards over $15 million dollars annually in student aid?

Through our $140 million endowment, one of the largest per student endowments for a school our size, we are able to offer competitive tuition cost and generous scholarships while still providing an exceptional educational experience. In fact, Illinois College offers one of the lowest tuition rates among nationally recognized private colleges and universities in the Midwest.

Ninety-eight percent (98%) of students receive financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid. Because of that, families from a wide variety of income ranges see the value of investing in an Illinois College education. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services or your admission counselor.  New students who would like to estimate expenses should use our Net Price Calculator.
Financial assistance received is based on both merit (academic preparation) and financial need.
Below is an example of financial aid awarded last year.

Room and Board Rates

2017-2018 Rates: 

Double Room in a Residence Hall $4890
Houses $5500
College Apartments - Senior Singles $6500
Discount for Non Air-Conditioned Room ($300)
Single Room Fee - Double as Single $1200
Single Room Fee - Physical Single $800   
Board only (full meal plan available to commuters)
Block 75 Meal Plan (only available to seniors and commuters)  

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