Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

2020-2021 Tuition Rates

*Non-Engineering and Non-Computer Science (B.S.) & Nursing (Pre/Intended and RN-BS)

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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)
All terms $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term

Download domestic tuition and fees (PDF) (non-engineering & non-computer science & nursing - pre/intended & RN-BS)

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

Domestic Rate: Computer Science (B.S.)

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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,
spring 2021, or summer 2021
$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 2020

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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 2019, fall 2019, or
spring 2020
$388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
Summer 2018, fall 2018, or
spring 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
Summer 2017, fall 2017, or
spring 2018 (Domestic In-State)
$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 2017, fall 2017, or
spring 2018 (Domestic Out-of-State)
$388.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Summer 2016, fall 2016, or
spring 2017 (Domestic In-State)
$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 (Domestic Out-of-State)
$388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
Spring 2016 (Domestic In-State) $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 or fall 2015 (Domestic In-State) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
Summer 2015, fall 2015, or
spring 2016 (Domestic Out-of-State)
$388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
Spring 2015 (Domestic In-State) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
Spring 2015 (Domestic Out-of-State) $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term $388.84/hr $5,212.80 per term
Fall 2014 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 whose initial term of enrollment was prior to fall 2018 will be in effect beginning fall 2018 term.

Domestic Rate: All Engineering Majors

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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,
spring 2021, or summer 2021
$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 2020

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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 2019, fall 2019, or
spring 2020
$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 2018, fall 2018, or
spring 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
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 (Domestic In-State)
$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 (Domestic Out-of-State)
$398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Spring 2016 (Domestic In-State) $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 or fall 2015 (Domestic In-State) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Summer 2015, fall 2015, or
spring 2016 (Domestic Out-of-State)
$398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Spring 2015 (Domestic In-State) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Spring 2015 (Domestic Out-of-State) $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term $398.84/hr $5,332.80 per term
Fall 2014 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 whose initial term of enrollment was prior to fall 2018 will be in effect beginning fall 2018 term.

Domestic Rate: Nursing Majors

**Excludes Pre/Intended and RN-BS

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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,
spring 2021, or summer 2021
$363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term
See initial terms prior to summer 2020

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
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 2019, fall 2019, or
spring 2020
$363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term
Summer 2018, fall 2018, or
spring 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
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
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
Summer 2015 or fall 2015
(Domestic In-State)
$348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term
Summer 2015 or fall 2015
(Domestic Out-of-State)
$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 2015 (Domestic In-State) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term
Spring 2015 (Domestic Out-of-State) $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term
Fall 2014 or prior
(Domestic In-State)
$363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term $363.84/hr $4,912.80 per term
Fall 2014 or prior
(Domestic Out-of-State)
$348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term $348.84/hr $4,732.80 per term

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

International Rate (Non-Domestic)

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
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 &
Non-computer science (B.S.) &
Nursing (Pre/intended & RN-BS)
$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
Nursing (Excludes pre/intended & RN-BS) $712.68/hr $9,645.60 per term $712.68/hr $9,645.60 per term $712.68/hr $9,645.60 per term

Download international tuition and fees (PDF)


General Fees

Fee Type # of Hours DeKalb Campus Courses Regional Courses
General Fee 1-12 hrs $91.56/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 $1,114.00 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.


2019-2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

Domestic Tuition

With Truth-In-Tuition, domestic 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.


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