2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University is $14,610 for Illinois residents and $14,610 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees is $14,589 for Illinois residents and $14,589 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.14% for Illinois residents and decreased by -0.14% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs decreased by 0.99% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Northern Illinois University are higher than the average amount ($10,710) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,107 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$14,631 $14,631$13,100
2019-2020$14,610$14,610$12,970
Change % 2019-2020-0.14%-0.14%-0.99%
2020-2021$14,589$14,589$12,841
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $11,280 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,280 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University is $8,832 for Illinois residents and $8,832 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been decreased by -21.70% for Illinois residents and decreased by -21.70% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at Northern Illinois University are around the average amount ($11,020) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,538 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$14,407 $14,407$13,100
2019-2020$11,280$11,280$12,970
Change % 2019-2020-21.70%-21.70%-0.99%
2020-2021$8,832$8,832$12,841
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Northern Illinois University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$444$793
2019-2020$348$348
2020-2021$273$153
Graduate2018-2019$496$853
2019-2020$496$496
2020-2021$496$288
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Northern Illinois University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $39,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $49,800 for Northern Illinois University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$39,400$43,500$35,500
7 Years After Graduation$39,600--
8 Years After Graduation$45,100--
9 Years After Graduation$45,500--
10 Years After Graduation$49,800$57,600$42,300

Northern Illinois University 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at Northern Illinois University for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $59,846 for Illinois residents and $39,038 for out-of-state students. Since the tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University have decreased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are less than current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Northern Illinois University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Northern Illinois University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$14,749$14,890$15,032$15,175$59,846
Out-of-State$12,345$10,431$8,814$7,448$39,038
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,890$15,032$15,175$15,320$60,416
Out-of-State$10,431$8,814$7,448$6,293$32,986
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,032$15,175$15,320$15,466$60,992
Out-of-State$8,814$7,448$6,293$5,317$27,872
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,175$15,320$15,466$15,613$61,573
Out-of-State$7,448$6,293$5,317$4,493$23,551
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,320$15,466$15,613$15,762$62,160
Out-of-State$6,293$5,317$4,493$3,796$19,900
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Northern Illinois University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $116,358 for Illinois residents and $95,550 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Northern Illinois University.
4 years COA at Northern Illinois University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$29,022$29,066$29,111$29,159$116,358
Out-of-State$26,618$24,607$22,894$21,432$95,550
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$29,066$29,111$29,159$29,209$116,546
Out-of-State$24,607$22,894$21,432$20,183$89,115
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$29,111$29,159$29,209$29,262$116,742
Out-of-State$22,894$21,432$20,183$19,113$83,622
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,159$29,209$29,262$29,316$116,946
Out-of-State$21,432$20,183$19,113$18,196$78,924
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$29,209$29,262$29,316$29,372$117,159
Out-of-State$20,183$19,113$18,196$17,407$74,898
Last year, 72 students ( 0.56% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $81,122 for Illinois residents and $60,314 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Northern Illinois University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Northern Illinois University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$20,213$20,257$20,302$20,350$81,122
Out-of-State$17,809$15,798$14,085$12,623$60,314
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$20,257$20,302$20,350$20,400$81,310
Out-of-State$15,798$14,085$12,623$11,374$53,879
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$20,302$20,350$20,400$20,453$81,506
Out-of-State$14,085$12,623$11,374$10,304$48,386
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,350$20,400$20,453$20,507$81,710
Out-of-State$12,623$11,374$10,304$9,387$43,688
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,400$20,453$20,507$20,563$81,923
Out-of-State$11,374$10,304$9,387$8,598$39,662

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Northern Illinois University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Northern Illinois University 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,610$1,400$12,970$14,610$1,400 $12,970
Graduate$11,280 $1,400$12,970$11,280 $1,400$12,970

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