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EIU Office of International Students and Scholars

Graduate Cost of Study


All international students must prove a minimum amount of money to study at EIU for one academic year. These cost will appear on Form I-20 or DS-2019. The approximate cost for the 2017-2018 academic year of study (August to May) are as follows:



(with scholarship)


(without scholarship)







Living Expenses3



Total Cost in USD    (per year): 






1 Graduate tuition and Scholarship amount is based on enrollment in 9 credit hours per semester. Cost per credit hour is $718.00. Please note costs are estimates and may vary if online courses are taken.

2 See link for fee description. Fee costs are subject to change depending on number of courses taken. 

*OISS reminds students that your current health insurance policy may provide benefits while attending Eastern Illinois University. If you do not have insurance or if your insurance does not cover you during this time, we strongly recommend a comprehensive health insurance plan. Costs for insurance plans will vary depending on amount and length of coverage.

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 an increase each year.

4 International Student Scholarship maximum awards are $4000 per semester for graduate students.

*While pursuing a second bachelor's degree, you will be assessed tuition and fees at the graduate student rate. These rates can be viewed here.”

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Office of International Students and Scholars

1170 Blair Hall
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois
61920-3099 USA

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