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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 2016-2017 academic year of study (August to May) are as follows:



(with scholarship)


(without scholarship)







Textbook Rental and Campus Improvement Fee





Living Expenses3



Total Cost in USD (per year): 




1 Graduate tuition and Scholarship amount is based on enrollment in 9 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 an increase each year.

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

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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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