The Graduate College
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Helping students finance their graduate education

Tuition and Fees

One Credit Hour for Graduate Students

Description Resident Non-Resident/
Tuition Per Credit Hour $ 287.00 $ 574.00
Mandatory Fees (On-Campus Students Only):
Student Union Fee $ 6.75 $ 6.75
Student Activity Fee $ 5.00 $ 5.00
Computer Resource Fee $ 16.75 $ 16.75
Health Service Fee $ 1.70 $ 1.70
Parking Fee Level II $ 12.50 $ 12.50
Performing Arts Fee $ 0.80 $ 0.80
Campus Recreation Fee $ 3.60 $ 3.60
Academic Enhancement Fee $ 7.50 $ 7.50
Green Fee* $ 3.00 $ 3.00
Total Mandatory Fees Per Credit Hour $ 57.60 $ 57.60
Total Tuition & Mandatory Fees Per Credit Hour $ 344.60 $ 631.60

*Green  Fee is asssessed once per student per semester not per credit hour.


  • Tuition and fees listed here are for the Fall 2013/Spring & Summer 2014 Semesters; they are subject to change without notice.

  • On-campus students are enrolled students at any one of the following sites: Main campus, El Centro, the Center for Inner City Studies and the Chicago Teachers' Center. Courses taken at extension sites or off-campus distance education courses are not assessed on-campus fees.

  • Residency Determination: Evidence of resident status shall be submitted at the time of application for admission.

  • Residency Status for assessment of tuition: A resident student is an adult student (18 years or older), who has been a resident of Illinois for a period of at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the beginning of any term of registration at the University.

  • Students who do not want to participate in the parking program must sign a waiver form to opt out of the program.

  • Health Insurance might be provided for graduate students enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours, but it is not required (as it is for undergraduate students).

  • Each semester parking is automatically charged on the student bill and is based on credit hours enrolled. Students who do not require parking must opt out by September 10, 2013.

  • The U-Pass fee is a mandatory fee for all full-time students who are taking at least one course on the Main Campus (MC).

Miscellaneous Fees*

Description Cost
Health Insurance Fee $ 752.25
Graduation Fee $ 30.00
Transcript Fee (assessed at the time of the 1st registration) $ 10.00
Complete Withdrawal Fee $ 10.00
I.D. Replacement Fee $ 10.00
Returned Check Fee $ 15.00
Petition for Reinstatement Fee $ 25.00
Late Payment Fee $ 10.00
Online Fee $ 50.00
U-Pass $ 128.00

*Certain fees are subject to change without notice and are not refundable.