Costs: Tuition and Fees

Tuition and University fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees.

Western Illinois University offers guaranteed tuition and fee, as well as guaranteed room and board rates for each new class of entering students.  The guaranteed rates remain in effect for four years as long as students maintain continuous enrollment.  The tuition and fee rates for new students (first enrolled Fall 2009, Spring 2010, or Summer 2010) appear below.  Tuition and fee rates for returning students may be obtained by contacting the Billing and Receivables Office located in Sherman Hall 106, telephone (309) 298-1831, or on the Internet at wiu.edu/billing.

The following schedule of tuition and fees is for the Fall 2009 semester through the Spring 2013 semester. The schedule applies to new students who are classified as undergraduate students (class standing of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior).  Summer rates may be obtained by contacting the Billing and Receivables Office.

Undergraduate In-State
Hours Tuition Fees Total
1 $225.96 $72.62 $298.58
2 451.92 145.24 597.16
3 677.88 217.86 895.74
4 903.84 290.48 1,194.32
5 1,129.80 363.10 1,492.90
6 1,355.76 435.72 1,791.48
7 1,581.72 508.34 2,090.06
8 1,807.68 580.96 2,388.64
9 2,033.64 653.58 2,687.22
10 2,259.60 726.20 2,985.80
11 2,485.56 798.82 3,284.38
12 2,711.52 871.44 3,582.96
13 2,937.48 944.06 3,881.54
14 3,163.44 1,016.68 4,180.12
15 3,389.40 1,089.30 4,478.70
16 3,615.36 1,161.92 4,777.28
17 3,841.32 1,234.54 5,075.86
18 4,067.28 1,307.16 5,374.44
19 4,293.24 1,379.78 5,673.02
20 4,519.20 1,452.40 5,971.60
Undergraduate Out-of-State
Hours Tuition Fees Total
1 $338.94 $72.62 $411.56
2 677.88 145.24 823.12
3 1,016.82 217.86 1,234.68
4 1,355.76 290.48 1,646.24
5 1,694.70 363.10 2,057.80
6 2,033.64 435.72 2,469.36
7 2,372.58 508.34 2,880.92
8 2,711.52 580.96 3,292.48
9 3,050.46 653.58 3,704.04
10 3,389.40 726.20 4,115.60
11 3,728.34 798.82 4,527.16
12 4,067.28 871.44 4,938.72
13 4,406.22 944.06 5,350.28
14 4,745.16 1,016.68 5,761.84
15 5,084.10 1,089.30 6,173.40
16 5,423.04 1,161.92 6,584.96
17 5,761.98 1,234.54 6,996.52
18 6,100.92 1,307.16 7,408.08
19 6,439.86 1,379.78 7,819.64
20 6,778.80 1,452.40 8,231.20
University Fees (per credit hour)
Activity Fee $5.98
Athletic Fee 13.47
Bond Revenue Fee 24.45
Computer Fee 4.33
Facilities Enhancement/Life Safe 11.00
Health Center Fee 8.64
Publication Fee 0.66
Talent Grant Fee 1.50
Transit Fee 2.59
Total Fees Per Hour $72.62
WIU-Quad Cities Fees (per credit hour)
Activity Fee $2.80
Computer Fee 4.33
Facilities Enhancement/Life Safe 7.00
Talent Grant Fee 1.00
Transit Fee 2.70
Total Fees Per Hour $17.83

Students registered for academic courses through WIU—Quad Cities are not assessed the athletic, bond revenue, health center, and publication fees.

Health insurance will also be assessed for students enrolled nine or more hours.

The Board of Trustees has approved a 25 percent reduction in student activity, athletic, health center, publications, transit, and computer fees for students registered fall/spring semester for nine or more hours of student teaching, internship, or overseas experience. These reductions are for the academic term in which the student completes the student teaching, internship, or overseas experience. The preceding tables reflect the full fee rates.

Special Admission High School Students are not assessed University fees, and are not included in cost guarantee until they matriculate as a degree candidate.

Beginning Fall 2009, students residing in Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin will be assessed the in-state rate for tuition.

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

Audited Courses: Audited courses are assessed tuition and fees per hour based upon the appropriate rate schedule.

Orientation: A non-refundable Orientation Fee is assessed to first-time students attending the Macomb campus. This fee encompasses publications and programs coordinated by Student Development and Orientation.

Transcript: A $7 non-refundable transcript fee will be assessed to all new matriculating students. This fee entitles the student to unlimited transcripts.

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