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Current Rates and Costs

Western Illinois University ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & board. All new undergraduate students entering the University are automatically included in the plan, which freezes the per-hour rate you pay for a four-year period, so costs will stay the same each year you are here.

Here's How It Works...

The rate for tuition, fees, and room and board will be fixed for a four-year period and remain in effect as long as you maintain continuous enrollment. If your major requires more than four years to complete, the guaranteed rate will be extended to cover the expected time for degree completion. Each year the University's Board of Trustees will set new rates for the entering class. If a fee is added and approved by the board, such as funding a new student service, the fee will apply to all students when implemented. The four-year guaranteed cost plan applies to all new students, full- and part-time. If the student has not completed the program within the allotted amount of time, the rate will be advanced by one rate plan and will continue for another two years.

Included in all room rates are:

  • 24-hour live in staff
  • 24-hour maintenance program
  • Cable Television
  • Utilities (electric, gas, water, sewer, garbage)
  • Access to computer labs
  • Access to laundry facilities

To calculate all University Costs (including tuition and fees) please proceed to our Cost Estimator. Below are tables for the most current school year rates for housing and dining.

Current Rates 

Starting Fall 2014 (Plan P)

Room Types

Double 
Single 
Super-Single
Super-Double
Grote Hall - Double
Grote Hall-Single
Corbin Suite Double
Corbin Suite Single

Cost/semester

$2,900.00
$4,205.00
$4,350.00
$3,200.00
$3,375.00
$4,218.00
$3,200.00
$5,440.00

Cost/summer rate

$740.00
$1,160.00
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Meal Plans

Basic
Basic + Option 1
Basic + Option 2 

Cost/semester

$1,825.00
$1,975.00
$2,125.00

Purchasing Power Starting Fall 2014

$1,825.00
$1,975.00
$2,125.00

University Costs

ResNet (high speed internet)
Readership

Cost/semester

$80.00
$5.50

Past Rates

Starting Fall 2013 (Plan 0)

Room Types

Double 
Single 
Super-Single
Super-Double
Grote Hall - Double
Grote Hall-Single
Corbin Suite Double
Corbin Suite Single

Cost/semester

$2,815.00
$4,081.00
$4,222.00
$3,115.00
$3,290.00
$4,112.00
$3,115.00
$5,295.00

Cost/summer rate

$710.00
$1,120.00
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Meal Plans

Basic
Basic + Option 1
Basic + Option 2 

Cost/semester

$1,780.00
$1,930.00
$2,080.00

Purchasing Power Starting Fall 2014

$1,825.00
$1,975.00
$2,125.00

University Costs

ResNet (high speed internet)
Readership

Cost/semester

$80.00
$5.50

Starting Fall 2012 (Plan N)

The information presented here is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. Please check back for updates. Current rates (Plan N) are subject to approval by the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees.

Room Types

Double 
Single
Super-Single
Super-Double
Grote Hall - Double
Grote Hall - Single
Corbin Suite Double
Corbin Suite Single

Cost/semester

$2,685.00
$3,893.00
$4,027.00
$2,985.00
$3,085.00
$3,856.00
$2,985.00
$5,074.00

Cost/summer rate

$686.00
$1,081.00
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Meal Plans

Basic
Basic + Option 1
Basic + Option 2 

Cost/semester

$1,725.00
$1,875.00
$2,025.00

Purchasing Power Starting Fall 2014

$1,825.00
$1,975.00
$2,125.00

University Costs

ResNet (high speed internet)
Readership

Cost/semester

$80.00
$5.50


Starting Fall 2011 (Plan M)

Room Types

Double 
Single
Super-Single
Super-Double
Grote Hall - Double
Grote Hall - Single
Corbin Suite Double
Corbin Suite Single

Cost/semester

$2,580.00
$3,741.00
$3,870.00
$2,880.00
$2,980.00
$3,725.00
$2,880.00
$4,896.00

Cost/summer rate

$686.00
$1,081.00
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Meal Plans

Basic
Basic + Option 1
Basic + Option 2 

Cost/semester

$1,650.00
$1,800.00
$1,950.00

Purchasing Power Starting Fall 2014

$1,825.00
$1,975.00
$2,125.00

University Costs

ResNet (high speed internet)
Readership

Cost/semester

$80.00
$5.50


Starting Fall 2010 (Plan L)

Room Types

Double 
Single
Super-Single
Super-Double
Grote Hall - Double
Grote Hall - Single
Corbin Suite Double
Corbin Suite Single

Cost/semester

$2,479.00
$3,595.00
$3,719.00
$2,779.00
$2,879.00
$3,599.00
$2,779.00
$4,724.50

Cost/summer rate

$660.00
$1,040.00
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Meal Plans

Basic
Basic + Option 1
Basic + Option 2 

Cost/semester

$1,590.00
$1,740.00
$1,890.00

Purchasing Power Starting Fall 2014

$1,825.00
$1,975.00
$2,125.00

University Costs

ResNet (high speed internet)
Readership

Cost/semester

$80.00
$5.50





Our Guarantee

Western was the first housing program in the state that freezes both room and meal plan rates. Because of that, as long as you continue to live with us, there will not be an increase in rates. No landlord, large security deposits or hidden lease fees to worry about.