Tuition & Fees
As a public university in the Midwest, we are proud to be an affordable option for a high-quality education. Tuition costs are set each year by the USI Board of Trustees.
Estimated Expenses for 2020-2021
|Estimated Cost of Attendance for an Academic Year
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
|Tuition - based on 30 credit hours||$19,623|
|First Semester Only Fees||$450|
|On-Campus Meal Plan||$4,470|
|Mandatory Health Insurance||$1,320|
|Personal Expenses Estimate||$2,000|
|Total Estimated Cost||$34,917*|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||One Year
|First Semester Only Fees
|On-Campus Meal Plan||$4,470||$1,200**|
|Mandatory Health Insurance||$1,320||$265|
|Personal Expenses Estimate||$2,000||$450|
|Total Estimated Cost||$25,894*||$7,263*|
*Estimated expenses do not include the cost of transportation to and from the U.S., the $40 application fee, $50 housing application fee, or $200 housing pre-payment. The USI Board of Trustees will set fees for 2020-2021 in July 2020. Students who take classes and live on campus during the summer can expect to spend an additional $6,227-$10,000 depending on various enrollment factors. Certain academic programs are subject to additional fees for the major. For a complete list, refer to the Program Fees section of the Tuition and Fees page.
** Meal plans are limited during summer sessions. This estimate accounts for expected food and grocery expenses.
First Semester Only Fees include Matriculation fee, Enrollment fee, Assessment fee
University Fees include University Service fee, Transportation fee, Student Activity fee, Deaconess Office Visit Plan fee, Counseling Services fee, Housing Student Activity fee
Statement of Finances
To assist in providing proof of your finances, we have created a Statement of Finances form for you to complete and have signed by your financial sponsor and submit with your bank statements.
U.S. immigration regulations for F-1 and J-1 visas allow you to apply for dependent visas for your spouse and children. If you plan to bring your spouse or children with you to USI, you will need to submit proof of an additional $3,000 per dependent. You also need to send a copy of their passports with your application materials.