Center for International Studies

Cost of Study

All international Students must prove a minimum amount of money to study at WIU for one academic year. The approximate costs for the 2017-2018 academic year of study are as follows:

Undergraduate (12 Semester Hours***)

  • Tuition & Fees*:  $16,030
  • Room & Board**: $9,630
  • Total Estimated Cost in US Dollars - $25,660

Graduate (9 Semester Hours***)

  • Tuition & Fees*:  $13,970
  • Room & Board**:  $9,630
  • Total Estimated Cost in US Dollars - $23,600

WESL (18 Months)

  • Tuition & Fees*:  $15,404
  • Room & Board**: $9,360
  • WESL Summer Expenses: $6,561
  • Total Estimated Cost in US Dollars - $31,595

*Includes estimate of books and supplies. Amounts are subject to change without notice by action of the WIU Board of Trustees.

**Based on double room occupancy.

***Minimum number of hours required for enrollment each semester.

If you plan to bring your spouse or child(ren) with you, add approximately $8,200 per year for the living costs of a spouse and $4,100 per year per child.

Students who have not satisfied the English language proficiency requirement must pay a deposit of $4,500 USD before an I-20 is issued. Payment can be made by bank drafts (certified checks) from a U.S. bank or wire transfer. Please be sure to include your name and student ID number. Students with governmental scholarships are excluded from this policy.

Western Illinois University has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. Flywire allows you to pay from any country and any bank. They also offer excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money compared to traditional banks. You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard, and you will be notified via email when your payment is received by Western Illinois University.

Please visit to process your international currency payment through wire transfer.

Payments can be mailed to:

International Admissions
Western Illinois University
Memorial Hall 342
1 University Circle
Macomb IL 61455

Please note: Upon receipt of payments made with a personal check, there will be a 10-day waiting period to ensure clearance by the U.S. bank.