Federal law requires all colleges and universities to calculate an estimated average Cost of Attendance (COA/budget) for an academic year (Fall/Spring).

The COA is not the actual price you will pay, but rather an estimate of what it might cost you to attend your classes, live, and have basic necessities while attending. Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance. 

  • The tuition and fee amounts are based on fifteen (15) hours per semester for Undergraduate students and eight (8) hours for Graduate students. However, twelve (12) hours is considered full-time for most undergraduate financial aid programs.
    • Students who are less than full-time will have reductions in the cost of attendance based on enrollment status. For specific tuition and fee expenses per hour, please use the Tuition & Fee Calculator
  • Books & supplies, transportation, off-campus living, and personal expenses are based on an estimate the Office of Student Financial Assistance prepares annually. If a student's actual expense is more than what is budgeted, a student can request a review. 
  • The tuition, fee, and assessment amounts in these COAs apply to students who are NOT in an online program. Students who have applied and been admitted to an online program and take 100% online courses pay different tuition, fee, and assessments. Any student enrolling in an online course will also incur an Online Academic Support Fee of $45/credit hour.
  • Specific programs may have different COAs, please reach out to Financial Assistance for more information. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) Fall 2022, Spring 2023

Undergraduates

Based on full-time attendance (15 credits per semester)

Annual EstimatedIn-State
Living with Parent
In-State, On Campus
Founders Res Hall
Out-Of-State, On Campus
Founders Res Hall
Direct, Billable Expenses
Tuitioni$9,645$9,645$19,410
Feesii$2,442$2,442$2,442
Room & Boardiii$4,860$10,410$10,410
Indirect, Non-Billable Expenses students are expected to incur
Personal/Misc$1,836$1,836$1,836
Transportation$1,530$918$918
Loan Fees$86$86$86
Books & Supplies$1,224$1,224$1,224
Total$21,623$26,561$36,326

[i] Tuition rates are guaranteed for 4 years; therefore, students who began at UIS prior to Summer 2022 will have different tuition rates.

[ii] Fees do not include Student Health Insurance, estimated at $1,101/semester, and a Student Assistance Grant of $4/semester. Both are waivable.  Students in the Capital Area Scholars (CAP) Honors program will have an additional fee of $700/year.

[iii] Room and Board for on-campus is based on a standard double room and the average meal plan. On-campus Room & Board information (including Meal Plan) is available at Housing.


Graduates

Based on full-time attendance (8 credits per semester), off-campus housing

TypeIn-StateOut of State
Direct, Billable Expenses  
Tuitioni, iv$5,316$10,908
Feesii$2,106$2,106
Indirect, Non-Billable Expenses students are expected to incur
Room & Board $8,340 $8,340
Personal/Misc$1,836$1,836
Transportation$1,530$1,530
Loan Fees$131$131
Books & Supplies$1,224$1,224
TOTAL$20,483.00$26,075.00

[i] Tuition rates are guaranteed for 4 years; therefore, students who began at UIS prior to Summer 2022 will have different tuition rates.

[ii] Fees do not include Student Health Insurance, estimated at $1,101/semester, and a Student Assistance Grant of $4/semester. Both are waivable.  Students in the Capital Area Scholars (CAP) Honors program will have an additional fee of $700/year.

[iv] Certain graduate programs have different tuition and fees assessed.

Learn more about UIS Tuition and Fees

Yearly COA Documents