Step 2: Tuition and Fees

Cost to Attend

Illinois Residency Status
"A student needs to present a driver's license or a voter registration card for Illinois dated four months prior to the first day of class of the semester for which the student is requesting in-state residency."

Out-of-State Student. In-State Tuition
For our border-state friends, we offer special in-state rates. Students from Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin will be billed at the in-state rate.

Tuition Fee Chart

A Continuing Education fee of $44 per semester hour is a charge for off-campus courses. Waivers, including those available to civil service employees, may not be used for this fee.

Textbook Rental Fee - $9.95 per credit hour

A $25 late registration fee will be charged if you wait to register after the late registration day.  The $25 late registration fee applies only to semester-long courses.  It does not apply to weekend courses.  Consult the Academic Calendar for this deadline. 

***Student bills will be sent electronically through the students' EIU email account. Student bills will no longer be mailed through the postal service.

Apply for Financial Aid

Obtaining financial aid can be a lengthy process. You are encouraged to apply as soon as you can.

Office of Financial Aid
(East Wing, Student Services Bldg.)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920


Student Guidebook Steps