All direct billable costs are billed through the Student Accounts Office. These charges include, but are not limited to: Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Outreach Fees, University Housing, Meal Plan, and Student Health Insurance.
At this time, the University is planning to return to a traditional campus experience for the 2021-22 academic year. It is expected that the majority of courses will be offered in-person, students will be living in on-campus housing, and engaging in in-person activities, events, and out-of-classroom experiences.
View billing information concerning Illinois State University tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the mode of instruction and cover a variety of short- and long-term expenses which continue regardless of the instructional mode or access to campus facilities. The mode of instruction may be adjusted. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely or the mode of instruction changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year. Illinois State University will continue to follow published withdrawal and refund policies concerning tuition and fees.
You can review our current Billing Brochure for additional information.
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University authorizes tuition, mandatory fee rates and outreach fee rates on an annual basis. The number of semester hours that you register for determines the amount of tuition and mandatory or outreach fees (other than Student Health Insurance). Students enrolled for 9 or more hours during Fall or Spring semesters and students enrolled for 6 or more hours during Summer semester are charged a flat-fee for Student Health Insurance.
Billing statements are only available by eBill online. An email will be sent to the student’s ISU email address and to the Authorized Users email when the statement is available. The account can be viewed online at any time.
Each semester, students have the option of paying in full or utilizing a payment plan. Payments may be made online, through the mail, or in-person at the Student Accounts Office. For more information, view the Payment Options page.
Athletic awards may process differently than other financial aid. We strongly recommend all athletes review the Athletic Billing Notice to better understand how Student Accounts will process these awards.
For additional information on charges not listed above, select an item below.
A student health insurance fee is automatically assessed to all students who register for 9 or more credit hours during the fall and spring semesters or 6 or more credit hours during the summer semester. This fee is included in the mandatory fees charge on the billing statement and can be seen itemized on the student’s online billing portal. Students assessed outreach fees only are not charged for student health insurance.
This world-wide health insurance plan is designed to provide excellent coverage whether you are enrolled in another insurance plan or not. Please contact Student Health Insurance Office at (309) 438-2515 or visit the Student Health Insurance site for more information.
Students who are assessed the student insurance fee can apply for a waiver. This waiver must be completed each semester you want to waive student insurance. The waiver application and semester deadlines are listed on the Student Health Insurance web site.
Late fees may be assessed each month when we do not receive your payment by the due date. Not receiving a bill does not release you from late penalties. Please check your Student Account at My.IllinoisState.edu or visit our guide on How To View Your eBill.
Depending on your tuition rate table, some students that are taking special programs may be assessed Outreach - FCR fees per semester hour instead of mandatory fees. See individual tuition tables for rates. Students who are only charged for Outreach - FCR fees will not be charged for the student health insurance fee.
Material charges are charged to a specific course that will be using materials provided by the university during that course. This fee varies in amount depending on the course and the materials. Please refer to specific course information for amounts, which can be viewed in My.IllinoisState.
Material fees are optional to students because students are allowed to purchase these materials from other sources if they choose. If the student wishes to opt out, the Material Charge Waiver must be completed and sent to the Student Account's office.