Cost of college went up for all students at Eastern Illinois University

In-state tuition and fees rose 0.8 percent for 2017-18 at Eastern Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 0.8 percent for 2017-18 at Eastern Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $11,678 to attend the four-year public institution this year $98 more than the $11,580 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 18.8 percent more than residents this year, or $13,868. Their price tag grew 0.9 percent from $13,740 in 2016-17.

About 87 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. About 10 percent are residents of other states and 3 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,062 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.97 million and 791 students took out student loans totaling more than $5.67 million.

Including all undergraduates, 5,416 students used grants or scholarships totaling $40.83 million. Another 4,585 took out $31.77 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~6,451
$11,108
$11,312
$11,580
$11,678
5.1%
Out-of-state
~742
$28,088
$13,442
$13,740
$13,868
-50.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Eastern Illinois University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
556
49%
$2,466,349
$4,436
State / local grant or scholarship
482
43%
$1,903,853
$3,950
Institutional grants or scholarships
821
72%
$3,599,176
$4,384
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,062
94%
$7,969,378
$7,504
Federal student loans
782
69%
$4,643,355
$5,938
Other student loans
88
8%
$1,022,461
$11,619
Student loan aid
791
70%
$5,665,816
$7,163
Total student aid
1,075
95%

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