Illinois State University charges tuition and fees on a per-credit-hour basis. Because of this, bills are inclusive of a single semester, not the academic year. Each semester, students have the option of paying in full or signing up for a payment plan.
Athletes: Please refer to the Athletic Billing Notice for information regarding your financial aid and student account.
If you choose to pay in full for the semester, you must pay the total balance by the first installment due date.
All students with a current semester balance are automatically enrolled in a payment plan at the beginning of the semester. The payment plan consists of five installments for Fall (Aug-Dec) and Spring (Jan-May) and two installments for Summer (June-July).
You will be charged a payment plan convenience fee if there is a current semester balance by the third installment due date for Fall/Spring or after the first installment for Summer semester. This fee is charged once per semester and is only assessed to accounts that are not paid in full as noted above. The payment plan convenience fee is $35 for Fall/Spring semesters and $30 for Summer semester.
Any new current semester changes to your charges will affect your future payment plan amounts. The system will automatically recalculate your future installments to reflect the changes and will send the student and any Authorized Users an email with the updated installment amounts.
*Study Abroad charges are not eligible for the payment plan and are due in full by the date stated on the bill.
Payments can be made online, through the mail, or in our office. Online payments must be paid by a student or an Authorized User.
Online payments are made within the online student billing portal. Students can login through My.IllinoisState.edu. Authorized Users can login through the Authorized User Login available on our Homepage.
International payments can be processed by:
For more information on these payment methods or other payment methods, please click International Students Payment Methods
Failed Payments Note: You will be charged a penalty of $25 for each check or e-check returned to Illinois State University. Your check-cashing privileges may be suspended when more than one check/e-check is returned to Illinois State University. In most cases, the individual who endorses the two-party check is the one liable for any penalties if the check is returned.
If your payment failed and your check(s) and/or e-check(s) that was originally issued to clear a delinquency and thus allow you to register for classes is returned, you must pay in full the returned check/e-check fee(s) to avoid those classes being cancelled. Please contact the Student Accounts Office for more information.