Financial Information

Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, tuition and mandatory fees will be charged on a per-credit-hour basis up to 15 hours. This 15 credit hour cap will allow students to complete 120 credit hours in eight semesters or four years. There is no additional charge for credit hours above 15 hours per semester. Graduate tuition rates apply to all students holding a baccalaureate degree, regardless of the level of course work in which they intend to enroll. This policy applies to those who are non-degree-seeking, seeking a second-bachelor’s degree, or seeking a certificate.

See the Graduate Catalog for graduate tuition rates.

Four-Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The “Truth in Tuition” bill mandates that Illinois public universities provide four years of level tuition for new students enrolling for the first time beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year. Beginning with the Fall 2004 semester, each new undergraduate class of students (first-time freshmen and transfer students) will have the tuition rate held constant for four consecutive years.

The guaranteed rates will remain in effect for four years or until the student reaches 120 credit hours, whichever comes first. The hours will be extended to accommodate any majors or programs that exceed the 120 hours or four years. The guaranteed rate will remain in effect except in the event of a break in enrollment of no more than one year (two semesters, excluding summer school). In no case will the initial guarantee rate be valid beyond five years of total enrollment. A tuition surcharge of 10% will be assessed for students that extend beyond the four-year guarantee period (120 credit hours) or five years of total enrollment. For all other students, Chicago State University’s current tuition program remains in effect. The Class Schedule Bulletin published each term should be referenced for current information.

Important Notes:

A change in major will not affect the guaranteed rate. The guarantee rate will continue for the number of credit hours necessary to complete the new major, not to exceed five years of total enrollment. Beyond five years of total enrollment, a 10% surcharge will be assessed. Extended illness and military service will be given special consideration. The rate guarantee will be extended on a case-by-case basis by invoking the student appeal process. Transfer student rates will be guaranteed based upon 120 credit hours, less the number of credits transferred at the time of first enrollment. All extensions and exceptions that apply to new freshmen will be extended to new transfer students. 1098T Forms for IRS reporting will no longer be mailed. The forms can be accessed from the CSU Website and from Sprint.

Fall 2010 Illinois Resident Tuition and Fees

* Mandatory health insurance included for full-time enrollment. Some courses have additional fees (e.g., laboratory fees). These are not included in table below.

Undergraduate Newly Admitted Illinois Resident Freshmen and Transfer students Entering Fall 2010 

Tuition RateHoursTuition CostFeesTuition & Fee Total
$269.001$269.00$403.00$672.00
$269.002$538.00$403.00$941.00
$269.003$807.00$403.00$1,210.00
$269.004$1,076.00$403.00$1,479.00
$269.005$1,345.00$403.00$1,748.00
$269.006$1,614.00$403.00$2,017.00
$269.007$1,883.00$403.00$2,286.00
$269.008$2,152.00$403.00$2,555.00
$269.009$2,421.00$403.00$2,824.00
$269.0010$2,690.00$403.00$3,093.00
$269.0011$2,959.00$403.00$3,362.00
$269.0012$3,228.00$1,148.00$4,376.00
$269.0013$3,497.00$1,148.00$4,645.00
$269.0014$3,766.00$1,148.00$4,914.00
$269.0015$4,035.00$1,148.00$5,183.00

Fall 2010 Out-of-State Tuition for Non-Illinois Residents

Out-of-state (non Illinois resident) per-credit-hour tuition is twice the resident per-credit hour tuition. The Four-Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate out-of-state new freshmen and transfer students.

Undergraduate Newly Admitted Non-Illinois Resident Freshmen and Transfer students Entering Fall 2010

Tuition RateHoursTuition CostFeesTuition & Fee Total
$536.001$536.00$403.00$939.00
$536.002$1,072.00$403.00$1,475.00
$536.003$1,608.00$403.00$2,011.00
$536.004$2,144.00$403.00$2,547.00
$536.005$2,680.00$403.00$3,083.00
$536.006$3,216.00$403.00$3,619.00
$536.007$3,752.00$403.00$4,155.00
$536.008$4,288.00$403.00$4,691.00
$536.009$4,824.00$403.00$5,227.00
$536.0010$5,360.00$403.00$5,763.00
$536.0011$5,896.00$403.00$6,299.00
$536.0012$6,432.00$1,148.00$7,580.00
$536.0013$6,968.00$1,148.00$8,116.00
$536.0014$7,504.00$1,148.00$8,652.00
$536.0015$8,040.00$1,148.00$9,188.00

* Mandatory health insurance included for full-time enrollment.

Some courses have additional fees (e.g., laboratory fees). These are not included in the above table.

Fall 2010 Off-Campus Undergraduate Tuition (per credit hour)

 Illinois ResidentNon-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate 2010$294.00$561.00
Undergraduate 2009$274.00$520.50
Undergraduate 2008$254.00$480.00
Undergraduate 2007$231.00$435.00
Undergraduate 2006$214.00$401.00
Undergraduate 2005$216.00$407.00

Fall 2010 Distance Learning Tuition

(Per credit hour rate tuition plus $50.00 Distance Learning Fee)
 Illinois ResidentNon-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate 2010$319.00$586.00
Undergraduate 2009$299.00$545.50
Undergraduate 2008$279.00$505.00
Undergraduate 2007$256.00$460.00
Undergraduate 2006$239.00$426.00
Undergraduate 2005$241.00$432.00
Undergraduate 2004$245.00$404.00

Fall 2010 Illinois Resident Graduate Tuition (per credit hour)

Please Note: Graduate tuition rates apply to all students holding a baccalaureate degree, regardless of the level of course work in which they intend to enroll. This policy applies to those who are seeking a second-bachelor’s degree, non-degree-seeking, or seeking a certificate.

Tuition RateHoursTuition CostFees& Fee Total
$237.001$237.00$403.00$640.00
$237.002$474.00$403.00$877.00
$237.003$711.00$403.00$1,114.00
$237.004$948.00$403.00$1,351.00
$237.005$1,185.00$403.00$1,588.00
$237.006$1,422.00$403.00$1,825.00
$237.007$1,659.00$403.00$2,062.00
$237.008$1,896.00$403.00$2,299.00
$237.009$2,133.00$403.00$2,536.00
$237.0010$2,370.00$403.00$2,773.00
$237.0011$2,607.00$403.00$3,010.00
$237.0012$2,844.00$1,148.00$3,992.00
$237.0013$3,081.00$1,148.00$4,229.00
$237.0014$3,318.00$1,148.00$4,466.00
$237.0015$3,555.00$1,148.00$4,703.00

Fall 2010 Illinois Non-Resident Graduate Tuition (per credit hour)

Tuition RateHoursTuition CostFeesTuition & Fee Total
$453.001$453.00$403.00$856.00
$453.002$906.00$403.00$1,309.00
$453.003$1,359.00$403.00$1,762.00
$453.004$1,812.00$403.00$2,215.00
$453.005$2,265.00$403.00$2,668.00
$453.006$2,718.00$403.00$3,121.00
$453.007$3,171.00$403.00$3,574.00
$453.008$3,624.00$403.00$4,027.00
$453.009$4,077.00$403.00$4,480.00
$453.0010$4,530.00$403.00$4,933.00
$453.0011$4,983.00$403.00$5,386.00
$453.0012$5,436.00$1,148.00$6,584.00
$453.0013$5,889.00$1,148.00$7,037.00
$453.0014$6,342.00$1,148.00$7,490.00
$453.0015$6,795.00$1,148.00$7,943.00
For Tuition and fee information about the Doctorate in Educational Leadership or the Doctorate in Pharmacy, please consult the Graduate Catalog.

Fee Breakdown for Fall 2010

Full-Time Fees

Activity

Athletics

Health

Student Union

Facility

$55.00

$100.00

$30.00

$186.00

$102.00

IT

CTA U-Pass

Insurance¹

Total

 

$102.00

$113.00

$460.00

$473.00

 

Part-Time Fees

Activity

Athletics

Health

Student Union

Facility

$36.00

$84.00

$21.00

$120.00

$71.00

IT

CTA U-Pass

Insurance¹

Total

 

$71.00

$0.00

$0.00

$332.00

 

¹Student Health Insurance rate under negotiation and subject to change.

Residence Hall Room and Board

Double Room

Single Room

Room & Board $7830.00 per year

Room & Board $11,616.48

$3915.00 per semester

$5808.24 per semester

 

Residence Hall Application Fee

$150.00

Non-refundable

Damage Fee

$150.00

Refundable if no damages

Student Health Insurance1

The basic student health plan for accident and sickness is mandatory for undergraduate and graduate students who enroll for 12 credit hours or more. The fee applies to all on- campus credit hours a combination of off-campus and on-campus credit hours. Insured students may also enroll their eligible dependents in the health plan. Eligible dependents are the student’s spouse and any unmarried dependent children up to 19 years of age. To enroll dependents, complete the Dependent Enrollment Form which is available in the Office of Students Health Insurance and send the form along with the appropriate payment to the health insurance carrier. Students are eligible to cancel the mandatory health insurance charge if they complete a cancellation form and provide a copy of other comparable health insurance each semester they enroll for 12 credit hours of more. The cancellation forms are available during the registration period or may be obtained from the Office of Student Health Insurance. Cancellation deadlines are published in the Course Schedule bulletin each semester. Students receiving full monetary award from the Illinois Student Assistance commission are not eligible to cancel.

NOTE: Do not wait until you receive a bill with the insurance charge itemized, or you may miss the deadline to cancel. Cancellation requests are not accepted after the cancellation deadline, which is published in the Course Schedule Bulletin each semester.