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Billing Information

All direct billable costs are billed through the Student Accounts Office. These charges include, but are not limited to Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Outreach-FCR Fees, University Housing, Meal Plan, and Student Health Insurance.

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 2023-24 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.

Tuition Rates

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 the fall or spring semesters and students enrolled for 6 or more hours during the summer semester are charged a flat fee for Student Health Insurance.

**Special Programs have different rates based on the individual program . Please contact the department that the special program is offered through for more information. (For example; the CMBA program would contact the MBA Office).

Paying my Bill

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 Billing Notice

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.


A refund may be generated when there is an excess of funds on the student account. Visit our Refunds page to learn more, and be sure to sign up for direct deposit!

Additional Information

For additional information on charges not listed above, select an item below.

  • Student Health Insurance

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.

Insurance Reduction
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
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  or visit our guide on  How To View Your  eBill .
  • Outreach - FCR Fees
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

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.

  • Immunization Compliance Fee
An incoming new student who has not complied with the Illinois Immunization Law by the tenth day of class will be charged a $50 Immunization Compliance Fee. Call  Student Health Services  for information  (309) 438-8560 .
  • Internships

If you are receiving credit towards your degree for your internship, you will be charged for tuition and fees. Although you may not be on campus attending a course, there are many costs involved for Illinois State University to create and manage an internship opportunity for you that provides the enrichment needed to justify credit towards your degree.

Costs associated with providing internships for our students include such things as:

  • Vetting and creating contracts and relationships with employers to recruit Illinois State University students for internships.
  • Providing and preparing students with career development skills and resources needed to be successful in their internship.
  • Working with departments and different faculty to develop the curriculum and specific internship requirements to ensure internship opportunities meet the established requirements and are deserving of credit towards the student’s degree.
  • Hosting internship fairs twice per year for both students and employers.
  • Creating and managing individual contracts for each student who will be engaging in an internship. The contract is between the internship site, Illinois State University, and the student. It explains the student and site expectations, grading criteria, etc.
  • Assigning an internship supervisor and/or faculty member to the internship course to supervise the internship. This person has regular contact with the site supervisor and the student to review how the internship is progressing, solve problems as they occur, grade assignments, evaluate progress, meet with students onsite or periodically at ISU, and assign grades for work completed.
  • GradGuard - Tuition Insurance
What is Tuition Insurance/Tuition Protection? 

Tuition insurance protects the investment you’ve made in higher education if you need to withdraw midsemester for a covered illness, injury, or mental health condition. It complements our school’s refund policy. Tuition insurance can insure up to 100% reimbursement for tuition payments, housing, and other fees if you withdraw for a covered reason at any time during the semester.

What is GradGuard?

GradGuard’s Tuition Protection Insurance Plan helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events which force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason. 
This coverage strengthens our existing refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.
Please remember the deadline to enroll is the day before classes begin each semester.
Learn more at or call 877-794-6603.

When do I have to enroll by?

The deadline to enroll is the day before classes start for the semester. Please review the academic calendar for dates. 

How do I file a claim for tuition insurance?

Please call 877-794-6603 to begin the claim process. Once you have filed your claim, you will receive a confirmation email as well as required documentation.
Once you have your documentation completed, please mail, fax or email it to:
Allianz Global Assistance
Attn: Tuition Claims Dept.
P.O. Box 72031
Richmond, VA 23255-2031
Fax: (804) 673-1469
Include Reference Number in Subject Line or Body of email.