Cost Guarantee

Western Illinois University ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & meal plan. 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. Western was the first housing program in the state to freeze both room and meal plan rates.

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
Residence Hall Room & Board Rates & Graduate & Family Housing Rates
  • Plan W (First enrolled Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022)
  • Plan V (First enrolled Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021)
  • Plan U (First enrolled Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020)
  • Plan T (First enrolled Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019)
  • Plan S (First enrolled Fall 2017, Spring 2018, or Summer 2018)

To calculate all University Costs (including tuition and fees) please proceed to our Cost Estimator