Mandatory fees are determined by the Illinois State University Board of Trustees annually. All students are assessed the mandatory general fees on a per-credit hour basis whether or not they opt to take advantage of the services. This is the case for students who are on campus, off campus, or taking an online course. It is a portion of the cost of attendance at Illinois State University to cover administrative costs of having such services available to all students. See individual tuition rate tables for fee rates per semester hour.
Mandatory fees include the following:
This fee supports programs and services that promote student involvement and engagement outside the classroom. The programs and services funded include but are not limited to the Dean of Students office operations and programs, the Student Government Association, registered student organization programs, The Daily Vidette (student newspaper), the Child Care Center for students, bus transportation services, student entertainment activities (concerts, speeches, films, etc.), and recreational programs.
This fee provides for programs and services that support students' health and wellness. These services include but are not limited to basic health care, counseling services, educational accommodations and health education and wellness programs. Contact Student Health Services for more information.
This fee is used to partially support the operational expenses of intercollegiate athletics and cheerleaders.
This fee covers the principal and interest for the facility's original construction, and supports the program and operational expenses of the facility.
This fee covers the principal and interest related to the facility's original construction, and supports the program and operational expenses of the facility.
This fee helps rejuvenate our campus environment and student programming by the addition of new/updated facilities and modern services. This fee covers the principal and interest for the original construction of facilities, and supports the on-going program/operational expenses.
Athletics Facilities - This fee supports the principal and interest for the construction and program and operational expenses for the University Golf Course, Hancock Stadium, and Horton Athletic Complex and other athletic facilities.
Student Fitness Center - This fee covers the principal and interest related to the facility's original construction, and supports the facility's operational expenses.
This fee provides partial support for the costs associated with various methods of instructional delivery.
This fee provides talent-related tuition credits to support non-athletic programs.
This fee is used to provide additional financial aid scholarships to Illinois State University students and it is matched by the Illinois State Scholarship Commission. This fee is mandatory but refundable, and it is not charged during summer.