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Undergraduate Students with an incoming GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 receive a special scholarship rate which allows them at least a $13,584 savings on tuition per year. The rate is locked in for four years for a potential $54,336 savings. Students do not need to maintain 3.5 or higher GPA to retain special rate. No scholarship application is needed.

All international students must prove a minimum amount of money to study at EIU for one academic year. The approximate costs for the 2014-2015 academic year of study (August to May) are as follows:



(with scholarship rate)


(regular out of state rate)









Textbook Rental and Campus Improvement Fee





Living Expenses3



                                          Total Cost in USD: 



1 Undergraduate tuition based on 12 credit hours per semester;

2 Includes University Health Insurance;

3 Living expenses estimated for single student only. You should allow $5,000.00 per year for your spouse and $2,000.00 per year for each child to pay for their food, housing, medical care and other miscellaneous expenses.

*Please expect an approximate increase of 15% per year.