Online Undergraduate & Graduate Programs Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Tuition Rates

The rates listed on this page are for NIU Online. NIU Online programs and certifications offer you flexibility while advancing your education.

 

Current Undergraduate Tuition Rate for Academic Year 2018-2019

Domestic International
Undergraduate Tuition Rate 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Tuition (excluding Engineering programs) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $697.67/hr $9,465.60 per term
Tuition (Engineering programs) $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $797.68/hr $10,665.60 per term
Outreach Delivery Fees $56.00/hr $672.00 per term* $56.00/hr $672.00 per term*
Regional Course Charges (Non-Nursing programs) $50.00/hr $600.00 per term* $50.00/hr $600.00 per term*
Regional Course Charges (Nursing programs) $100.00/hr $1,200.00 per term* $100.00/hr $1,200.00 per term*
Academic Program Enhancement Fee 6 hrs or less $125.00 per term 6 hrs or less $125.00 per term
7 hrs or more $250.00 per term 7 hrs or more $250.00 per term

*Outreach Delivery Fees and Regional Course Charges do not cap at 12 credit hours


Undergraduate domestic rates (initial term of enrollment prior to summer 2018)

 See Domestic (non-differential program) rates - initial terms prior to summer 2018

 See Domestic (Engineering program) rates - initial terms prior to summer 2018

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Summer 2017 ,fall 2017, or
spring 2018
$398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Summer 2016, fall 2016, or
spring 2017
$348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Summer 2015, fall 2015, or
spring 2016
$348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Spring 2015 $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Summer 2014 or fall 2014 $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more
Spring 2014 $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Summer 2013 or fall 2013 $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $330.45/hr $4,626.30 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-14 hrs 14 hrs or more 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Spring 2013 $323.95/hr $4,535.30 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Initial Term of Enrollment 1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
1-11 hrs Full-time
(12 hrs or more)
Fall 2012 or prior $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term

View Truth-in-Tuition policy

All domestic, non degree-seeking students and post-baccalaureate students will be charged the most CURRENT tuition rate for the term regardless of when they started at NIU. Tuition guarantee for all domestic (Non-Illinois Resident) students, regardless of their initial term of enrollment at NIU, will take effect beginning fall 2018.


 
Certificates/Endorsements

Domestic

Cost per credit hour

International

Cost per credit hour

Certificate of Graduate Study: Data Science for Business $870.00 $870.00
Certificate of Graduate Study: Eating Disorders and Obesity $575.00 $575.00
Certificate of Graduate Study: Geographic Information Analysis $496.11 $853.11
Certificate of Graduate Study: Public Health $496.11 $853.11
Certificate of Graduate Study: Trauma-informed Counseling $505.00 $505.00
Certificate of Graduate Study: Public Management $496.11 $853.11
Certificate of Graduate Study: Postsecondary Development Literacy and Language Instruction $496.11 $853.11
Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education $650.00 $650.00
Endorsement: Library Information Specialist $496.11 $853.11
Entitlement: Technology Specialist (must be pursuing an MSEd Instructional Technology) $500.00 $500.00
Master's Programs

Domestic

Cost per credit hour

International

Cost per credit hour

Master of Public Health $650.00 $650.00
Master of Science in Art Education $496.11 $853.11
Master of Science in Data Analytics $870.00 $870.00
Master of Science in Digital Marketing $870.00 $870.00
Master of Science in Educational Research and Evaluation $470.00 $470.00
Master of Science in Education - Instructional Technology $500.00 $500.00
Master of Science in Education - School Business Management $445.00 N/A
Master of Science in Engineering Management $520.00 $520.00
Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education specialization $650.00 $650.00
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner specialization $700.00 $700.00
Master of Science in Industrial Management $520.00 $520.00
Doctoral Programs

Domestic

Cost per credit hour

International

Cost per credit hour

Doctor of Philosophy: Health Sciences $882.18 $1,231.36
Doctor of Education: Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership $525.00 $525.00
Doctor of Philosophy: Instructional Technology $510.00 $510.00
Doctor of Nursing Practice $720.00 $720.00

View a breakdown of the online graduate 2018-2019 rates by program (PDF)