Tuition & Affordability

We meet a higher than average percentage of demonstrated financial needs for families and our graduates have lower debt than the national average. In 2021-2022, the average gift aid received by new, first-year students from all sources covered 76% of the total cost of tuition. Merit-based scholarships ranging from $12,000 to full tuition are available and renewed annually.

Costs for the 2024 - 2025 academic year

Full-time Tuition








Total Estimated Direct Costs: $49,504

IC’s graduation rate is well above the national average.

  • Textbooks included in tuition.
  • $21.7 million in institutional aid awarded each year
  • Over the past 5 years, IC's tuition has increased an average of 2.52%, annually. According to the US Department of Education, the average tuition increase among private college and universities is 3.3%

Illinois College Housing Options

Most of our students choose to live on campus during their four years at Illinois College. Below are the rates for the different housing options for the upcoming academic year.  For more information about living on campus, visit Residential Life.

 Residence Hall Double


 Residence Hall Double as a Single


 Residence Hall Physical Single


 Campus Houses


 Apartment - Single


 Apartment - Double



Illinois College Dining Options

Students can chose from one of the following dining plans each semester. Below are the rates for the different dining options for the upcoming academic year.  For more information about dining options, visit Residential Life.

 Full Meal Plans

     a. 15 Meals Per Week + $100 Dining Points

     b. 19 Meals Per Week + $50 Dining Points


 Unlimited Meal Plan + $150 Dining Points


 75 Block Meal Plan



Illinois College Nursing Fees

The nursing program fee covers costs associated with membership in student nursing associations, background checks, NCLEX exam preparation, and some basic equipment. Nursing lab fees help to cover the costs of supplies and nursing clinical site supervision.

 Nursing Program Fee

 $400 / per semester

 Nursing Lab / Clinical Fees

 $150 / per course