Eastern Illinois University

EIU Tuition & Fees Report

How Much Does Eastern Illinois University Cost?

Is what Eastern Illinois University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. If you're looking for specific information on EIU costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does EIU Charge for Tuition?

$12,297 In-State Tuition & Fees
$14,551 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At Eastern Illinois University the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $14,551 in 2020-2021. Those who hail from the state of Illinois get a discount and only needed to pay $12,297 per year.

Tuition Fees Total
Out-of-State $11,461 $3,090 $14,551
In-State $9,207 $3,090 $12,297

Eastern Illinois University tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Eastern Illinois University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do EIU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. With an average cost of $14,551 in tuition and fees for undergraduate students, Eastern Illinois University is inexpensive when compared to the national average.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. EIU only charges $12,297 a year in for in-state undergraduates, making it relatively inexpensive when compared to the national average.

If you want to know how EIU compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

Nationwide Great Lakes Illinois
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Inexpensive
In-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Inexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Eastern Illinois University Financial Aid.

EIU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.10% In-State Tuition Increase
2.11% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$54,061 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Eastern Illinois University increased with an average annual rate of 2.10% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $13,096 if the growth keeps up.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at EIU would be $26,468, and $54,061 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 2.11% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $15,568 if the percentage increases stay the same.

For two years This means an estimated $31,466 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at EIU, and $64,276 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at EIU.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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