Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Tuition Rates

*Non-engineering and Non-computer Science (B.S.)

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 2018, fall 2018,
spring 2019, or summer 2019
$348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
 See initial terms prior to summer 2018

Download domestic tuition and fees (pdf) (non-engineering and non-computer science)

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.

Domestic rate: Computer Science (B.S.)

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 2018, fall 2018,
spring 2019, or summer 2019
$388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
 See 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
$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 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 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 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 $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term

Download domestic computer science tuition and fees (pdf)

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.

Domestic rate: All engineering majors

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 2018, fall 2018,
spring 2019, or summer 2019
$398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
 See 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

Download domestic engineering tuition and fees (pdf)

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.

International rate (non-domestic)

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Program 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)
Non-engineering and non-computer science (B.S.) $697.68/hr $9,465.60 per term $697.68/hr $9,465.60 per term $697.68/hr $9,465.60 per term
Engineering $747.68/hr $10,065.60 per term $747.68/hr $10,065.60 per term $747.68/hr $10,065.60 per term
Computer Science (B.S.) $737.68/hr $9,945.60 per term $737.68/hr $9,945.60 per term $737.68/hr $9,945.60 per term

Download international tuition and fees (pdf)


General Fees

Fee Type # of Hours DeKalb Campus Courses Regional Courses
General Fee 1-12 hrs $95.62/hr --
Outreach Delivery Fees  1 hr or more -- $56.00/hr
Regional Course Charges  1 hr or more -- $50.00/hr ** 
Academic Program Enhancement Fee 6 hrs or less $125.00 per term
7 hrs or more $250.00 per term
Student Medical Insurance † 9 hrs or more $1,179.00 per term
(fall and spring only)
--

**Regional Course Charges are estimated for non-nursing students only. For nursing students, the regional courses charge is $100 per credit hour.

†For instructions on waiving insurance online, please view the Student Health Insurance website.


2017-2018 Tuition and Fee Rates

In-State Tuition

With Truth-In-Tuition, Illinois residents enrolling for the first time at NIU as degree-seeking undergraduates are charged a fixed tuition rate schedule for four continuous years beginning with their initial enrollment.

Out-of-State, Midwest and International Tuition