The Outreach Fee is assessed to courses taken remotely, including online courses. It is charged based on a per hour rate like mandatory fees. The fee covers costs associated with the various methods of delivering online/off-campus instruction.
Mandatory fees are determined by the Illinois State University Board of Trustees annually. All students are assessed the mandatory 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 or off campus. 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, registered student organization programs, 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. This fee and athletics generated revenues combine to fund the operational expenses of a NCAA Division 1 program. Illinois State student-athletes compete for conference and post season championships in 19 sports. The program also provides multiple opportunities throughout the academic year to engage students, alumni, donors and the community to benefit the University as a whole.
This fee covered the principal and interest for the facility's original construction and continues to cover principal and interest on capital improvements. This fee continues to support University event needs, operational expenses and long term maintenance of the facility.
This fee covers the principal and interest related to the facility's original construction, continues to cover principal and interest on capital improvements, 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, continues to cover principal and interest on capital improvements, and supports the on-going program/operational expenses.
This fee is to aid in the delivery of instruction through appropriate learning environments and supportive infrastructure. This may include construction of new academic buildings and physical structures, maintenance and upgrades to existing academic buildings and physical structures, installation and maintenance of related technology, hardware, systems and software (Charged if on Undergraduate Tuition Table 0 to current or Graduate Tuition Table).
This fee provides partial support for the costs associated with various methods of instructional delivery (Charged if on Undergraduate Tuition Tables N and prior).
This fee provides talent-related financial aid to support non-athletic programs.
This fee is used to provide support to disadvantaged students in need. This fee is only charged during Fall and Spring semesters. It is mandatory, but waivable. Students must fill out the Student-to-Student Grant Waiver to apply for a reduction. The deadline is August 30, 2021 for Fall 2021 and January 24, 2022 for Spring 2022.