Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate tuition is determined by residency status, truth-in-tuition eligibility, and program major. Students pursuing the following majors may be assessed a differential tuition rate: Computer ScienceEngineeringNursing (excluding pre/intended and RN-BS). 

2021-2022 Standard (Non-Differential) Tuition and Fee Rates

Domestic In-State Rate

(Includes Nursing Pre/Intended and RN-BS)
Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
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 2021, fall 2021,
spring 2022, or summer 2022
$354.07/hr $4,803.79 per term $354.07/hr $4,803.79 per term $354.07/hr $4,803.79 per term
View initial terms prior to summer 2021 »

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.

Domestic Out-of-State Rate

(Includes Nursing Pre/Intended and RN-BS)
Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
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 2021, fall 2021,
spring 2022, or summer 2022
$354.07/hr $4,803.79 per term $354.07/hr $4,803.79 per term $354.07/hr $4,803.79 per term
View initial terms prior to summer 2021 »

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
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 2020, fall 2020, or
spring 2021
$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 2019, fall 2019, or
spring 2020
$348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Spring 2019 or Prior $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term

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 whose initial term of enrollment was prior to fall 2018 will be in effect beginning fall 2018 term.

International Rate

(Includes Nursing Pre/Intended and RN-BS)
Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
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)
International $708.14/hr $9,607.58 per term $708.14/hr $9,607.58 per term $708.14/hr $9,607.58 per term

General Fees

Fee Type # of Hours DeKalb Campus Courses Regional Courses
General Fee 1-12 hrs $90.86/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 $1,224.00 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.


2020-2021 Standard (Non-Differential) Tuition and Fee Rates


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