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Residence Hall Current Rates and Costs

Western Illinois University ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & board. All new undergraduate students entering the University are automatically included in the plan, which freezes the per-hour rate you pay for a four-year period, so costs will stay the same each year you are here.
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Our Guarantee

Western was the first housing program in the state that freezes both room and meal plan rates. Because of that, as long as you continue to live with us, there will not be an increase in rates. No landlord, large security deposits or hidden lease fees to worry about. Click here for a Cost Estimator.

Here's How It Works...

The rate for tuition, fees, and room and board will be fixed for a four-year period and remain in effect as long as you maintain continuous enrollment. If your major requires more than four years to complete, the guaranteed rate will be extended to cover the expected time for degree completion. Each year the University's Board of Trustees will set new rates for the entering class. If a fee is added and approved by the board, such as funding a new student service, the fee will apply to all students when implemented. The four-year guaranteed cost plan applies to all new students, full- and part-time. If the student has not completed the program within the allotted amount of time, the rate will be advanced by one rate plan and will continue for another two years.

Included in all room rates are:

  • 24-hour live in staff
  • 24-hour maintenance program
  • Cable Television
  • Utilities (electric, gas, water, sewer, garbage)
  • Access to computer labs
  • Access to laundry facilities

To calculate all University Costs (including tuition and fees) please proceed to our Cost Estimator. Below are tables for the most current school year rates for housing and dining.

Current Rates

Fall 2015 (Plan Q)

Housing
Room Type Cost/Semester Summer Rate
Double $2,940.00 $760.00
Single $4,263.00 $1,170.00
Super Single $4,410.00 -
Super Double $3,240.00 -
Grote Hall - Double $3,415.00 -
Grote Hall - Single $4,269.00 -
Corbin Suite - Double $3,240.00 -
Corbin Suite - Single $5,508.00 -
Meal Plans
Plan Cost/Semester Fall 2015 Purchasing Power
Basic $1,850.00 $1,850.00
Basic + Option 1 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Basic + Option 2 $2,150.00 $2,150.00
University Costs
Service Cost/semester
ResNet (High Speed Internet) $90.00
   
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Fall 2014 (Plan P)

Housing
Room Type Cost/Semester Summer Rate
Double $2,900.00 $740.00
Single $4,205.00 $1,160.00
Super Single $4,350.00 -
Super Double $4,350.00 -
Grote Hall - Double $3,375.00 -
Grote Hall - Single $4,218.00 -
Corbin Suite - Double $3,200.00 -
Corbin Suite - Single $5,400.00 -
Meal Plans
Plan Cost/Semester Fall 2014 Purchasing Power
Basic $1,825.00 $1,825.00
Basic + Option 1 $1,975.00 $1,975.00
Basic + Option 2 $2,125.00 $2,125.00
University Costs
Service Cost/semester
ResNet (High Speed Internet) $80.00
Readership $5.50
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Past Rates

Fall 2013 (Plan 0)

Housing
Room Type Cost/Semester Summer Rate
Double $2,815.00 $710.00
Single $4,081.00 $1,120.00
Super Single $4,222.00 -
Super Double $3,115.00 -
Grote Hall - Double $3,290.00 -
Grote Hall - Single $4,112.00 -
Corbin Suite - Double $3,115.00 -
Corbin Suite - Single $5,295.00 -
Meal Plans
Plan Cost/Semester Fall 2014 Purchasing Power
Basic $1,780.00 $1,825.00
Basic + Option 1 $1,930.00 $1,975.00
Basic + Option 2 $2,080.00 $2,125.00
University Costs
Service Cost/semester
ResNet (High Speed Internet) $80.00
Readership $5.50
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Fall 2012 (Plan N)

Housing
Room Type Cost/Semester Summer Rate
Double $2,685.00 $686.00
Single $3,893.00 $1,081.00
Super Single $4,027.00 -
Super Double $2,985.00 -
Grote Hall - Double $3,085.00 -
Grote Hall - Single $3,856.00 -
Corbin Suite - Double $2,985.00 -
Corbin Suite - Single $5,074.00 -
Meal Plans
Plan Cost/Semester Fall 2014 Purchasing Power
Basic $1,725.00 $1,825.00
Basic + Option 1 $1,875.00 $1,975.00
Basic + Option 2 $2,025.00 $2,125.00
University Costs
Service Cost/semester
ResNet (High Speed Internet) $80.00
Readership $5.50
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Fall 2011 (Plan M)

Housing
Room Type Cost/Semester Summer Rate
Double $2,580.00 $686.00
Single $3,741.00 $1,081.00
Super Single $3,870.00 -
Super Double $2,880.00 -
Grote Hall - Double $2,980.00 -
Grote Hall - Single $3,725.00 -
Corbin Suite - Double $2,880.00 -
Corbin Suite - Single $4,896.00 -
Meal Plans
Plan Cost/Semester Fall 2014 Purchasing Power
Basic $1,650.00 $1,825.00
Basic + Option 1 $1,800.00 $1,975.00
Basic + Option 2 $1,950.00 $2,125.00
University Costs
Service Cost/semester
ResNet (High Speed Internet) $80.00
Readership $5.50
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Fall 2010 (Plan L)

Housing
Room Type Cost/Semester Summer Rate
Double $2,479.00 $660.00
Single $3,595.00 $1,040.00
Super Single $3,719.00 -
Super Double $2,779.00 -
Grote Hall - Double $2,879.00 -
Grote Hall - Single $3,559.00 -
Corbin Suite - Double $2,779.00 -
Corbin Suite - Single $4,724.00 -
Meal Plans
Plan Cost/Semester Fall 2014 Purchasing Power
Basic $1,590.00 $1,825.00
Basic + Option 1 $1,740.00 $1,975.00
Basic + Option 2 $1,890.00 $2,125.00
University Costs
Service Cost/semester
ResNet (High Speed Internet) $80.00
Readership $5.50
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