University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

UIUC Housing Costs

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dorm & Dining Costs and How They Measure up?

It is necessary to know the many expenses associated with attending college so you're able to prepare accordingly. The cost of supplies, housing, and meal plans really can accumulate after four years (or maybe more)! Make a good financial decision by taking these costs into account.

On this page you will find:

UIUC Living Expenses

Dining and housing costs at UIUC are bundled together. In 2020 the average student paid about $11,480 to cover living expenses.

Expense On Campus
Room and Board $12,252
Other Living Expenses $2,500
Books and Supplies $1,200
Total $15,952

Estimated Total of $67,313 in Room & Board Over 4 Years

Room and board at UIUC have changed an average of 2.7% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current developments in room, board, and other expenses carry on, we expect incoming first years in 2021 to pay about $16,292 in their first year of college. In their last year an undergraduate would spend approximately $16,643 for an associate degree, and $17,373 for a four-year degree.

Over the complete degree (assuming you graduate on-time) the sum will be somewhere around $67,313 for four years or $32,936 for a two-year stay.


* estimated

Living on Campus at UIUC

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether UIUC does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? Yes
On-Campus Housing Capacity 16,030

Room & Board Priced Similarly to Other Schools

Living expenses for students living on campus at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are $15,952, similar to the national average of $14,951.


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