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Welcome to Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University is consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty.  In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

This excellent cost-to-education is demonstrated in that EIU has a lower tuition than the median cost for universities in Illinois, and so veterans coming to Eastern Illinois University would now benefit from the Yellow Ribbon Program!

The Military Student Assistance Center is committed to assisting those who served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, and their family members. We synchronize support with many University departments and services to provide coordinated services and resources in a one-stop location to ensure all military service members are afforded the greatest opportunities for success.

Register with the Eastern Illinois University Military Student Assistance Center if you are a veteran or service member. We want to make sure we provide you with important University services, programs, and updates.

We provide a single coordination point for student veterans, military personnel, and members of military families and enhance military enrollment, academic and social integration, and future career opportunities in order to support those who have made sacrifices for the state of Illinois and the United States of America.

  • Advocate and Ombudsman for student veterans and military personnel at EIU
  • Provide a centralized coordination source on benefit programs and services
  • Coordinate academic and social programs to enhance opportunities for success