The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved tuition rates for the 2024-25 academic year, freezing the cost of tuition at the University of Illinois Springfield. Officials say this decision reflects the university’s ongoing commitment to affordability.
New incoming undergraduate on-campus students from Illinois will continue to pay $313.50 per credit hour, with graduate students paying $332.25 per credit hour.
UIS’ undergraduate tuition rate has remained unchanged since 2018, even during periods of high inflation and despite significant additional expenses incurred during the global pandemic.
“This decision maintains our ironclad commitment to affordability,” University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen said. “Few things we can do have a more positive impact on the working families of Illinois than holding down the cost of a life-changing college education.”
UIS offers a number of financial aid options, including the Prairie Promise, a new four-year financial aid program for Illinois residents that will fully cover the cost of tuition and fees for first-time, first-year undergraduate students enrolled full time in on-campus degree programs starting in Fall 2024.
For undergraduate students, UIS also offers honors, merit and donor-funded institutional scholarships. UIS awarded over $830,000 in donor-funded scholarships to almost 300 students during the 2023-24 academic year.
Graduate students may have the cost of their higher education offset by participating in the Graduate Public Service Internship Program or by working as a graduate assistant on campus. Both programs may cover the cost of tuition and provide a monthly stipend.
UIS offers classes both in-person and online. Students can choose from 60 undergraduate programs of study, 41 minors, 44 graduate programs, one doctorate, 43 graduate certificates and coursework that leads to eight Illinois State Board of Education teacher education endorsements.
Prospective students can calculate their estimated UIS tuition and fees cost online.