Tuition and Aid

We have ways of helping you pay.

Tuition and Fees


Academic enhancement fee and 12+ credit hours/semester annually.

Room and Board


Annual cost for a double room in Gilbert, Grant or Stevenson and the Huskie Block 12 meal plan. Other rooming options are available.



Annual cost of tutition, fees, room and board for fall and spring semesters.

Note: These rates reflect the pricing for students starting in the 2020–2021 academic year and are subject to change for upcoming terms. These rates do not include student health insurance of $1,114 per semester. This is a mandatory fee for students who do not otherwise have coverage. Students interested in Computer Science, Engineering and Nursing majors will have a higher per-hour and full-time tuition rate. Check out the Planning and Cost Estimator.

Hundreds of Scholarships

Complete your application by December 1 (freshmen), February 1 (fall transfers) or October 1 (spring transfers) and you’ll receive full consideration for merit-based scholarships.

Truth-In Tuition

Illinois residents pay a fixed tuition rate for four continuous years.

File Your FAFSA

Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) starting on Oct. 1 using the previous year’s tax information.

Learn More for Less

Any credit hours above 12 per fall or spring semester are free. Get 15 credit hours for the price of 12!

Affordable for Out-of-state Students

We don’t charge out-of-state tuition if you are attending from outside Illinois. We have one domestic tuition rate available to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents as well as to undocumented students attending a U.S. high school.

Huskie Installment Plan

Spread your tuition payments over the semester instead of making one lump- sum payment.

Huskie Spotlight

Guzette Espinal

I chose to attend this university because of the culture and environment, and it was best for me financially.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
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