2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Western Illinois University is -$2 for Illinois residents and $13,314 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees is $0 for Illinois residents and $13,699 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 2.89% from the previous year. On-campus living costs decreased by 0.51% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs decreased by 0.59% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount ($9,441) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,436 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,940 $12,940$12,092
2020-2021-$13,314$12,030
Change % 2020-2021-100.02%2.89%-0.51%
2021-2022$0$13,699$11,968
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are -$2 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,996 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at Western Illinois University is $0 for Illinois residents and $12,192 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 1.64% from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($10,366) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($18,206 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$11,803 $11,803$12,092
2020-2021-$2$11,996$12,030
Change % 2020-2021-100.02%1.64%-0.51%
2021-2022$0$12,192$11,968
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Western Illinois University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$287$287
2019-2020$288$288
2020-2021$289$289
Graduate2018-2019$324$324
2019-2020$332$332
2020-2021$340$340
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $37,000 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $47,500 for Western Illinois University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$37,000$40,300$33,400
7 Years After Graduation$38,000--
8 Years After Graduation$42,100--
9 Years After Graduation$43,000--
10 Years After Graduation$47,500$54,700$39,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Western Illinois University?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $54,901.
Since the tuition & fees at Western Illinois University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$13,477$13,641$13,807$13,976$54,901
Class of 2026Fall 2022$13,641$13,807$13,976$14,147$55,571
Class of 2027Fall 2023$13,807$13,976$14,147$14,319$56,249
Class of 2028Fall 2024$13,976$14,147$14,319$14,494$56,936
Class of 2029Fall 2025$14,147$14,319$14,494$14,671$57,631
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $108,555.
Since the tuition & fees at Western Illinois University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Western Illinois University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$26,780$27,017$27,258$27,501$108,555
Class of 2026Fall 2022$27,017$27,258$27,501$27,746$109,522
Class of 2027Fall 2023$27,258$27,501$27,746$27,994$110,498
Class of 2028Fall 2024$27,501$27,746$27,994$28,244$111,485
Class of 2029Fall 2025$27,746$27,994$28,244$28,497$112,482
Last year, 81% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $74,087.
Since the tuition & fees at Western Illinois University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Western Illinois University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$18,163$18,400$18,641$18,884$74,087
Class of 2026Fall 2022$18,400$18,641$18,884$19,129$75,054
Class of 2027Fall 2023$18,641$18,884$19,129$19,377$76,030
Class of 2028Fall 2024$18,884$19,129$19,377$19,627$77,017
Class of 2029Fall 2025$19,129$19,377$19,627$19,880$78,014

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 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 the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Western Illinois University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Western Illinois University 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$13,314$1,200$12,030$13,314$1,200 $12,030
Graduate$11,996 $1,200$12,030$11,996 $1,200$12,030


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