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EIU Office of International Students and Scholars

Cost of Study

All international students must prove a minimum amount of money to study at EIU for one academic year (two semesters). These costs 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 International Student Scholarship and Excellence Award)


(with Excellence Award)


(with International Student Scholarship)



(with regular out-of-state rate)











Textbook Rental and Campus Improvement Fee











Living Expenses3







Total Cost in USD(per year): 









1 Undergraduate tuition and Scholarship amount is based on enrollment 12 credit hours per semester. Cost per credit hour is $365.00.

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 an increase each year.

4 International Student Scholarship maximum awards are $3000 per semester for undergraduate students.

5 Undergraduate International Excellence awards are calculated on in-state tuition rates ($1728 per year).

*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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