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 2021-2022

Undergraduate
Estimated Cost of Attendance for an Academic Year
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
Tuition - based on 30 credit hours $20,408
First Semester Only Fees  $450
University Fees $820
On-Campus Housing $5,168
On-Campus Meal Plan $4,604
Textbooks $1,248
Mandatory Health Insurance $1,470
Personal Expenses Estimate $2,000
Total Estimated Cost $36,168*
Intensive English Program
Estimated Cost of Attendance One Year
(4 sessions)
Summer
(1 session)
Tuition $11,800    $2,950
First Semester Only Fees 
$450    $450
University Fees
$820    $378
On-Campus Housing
$5,168    $1,575
On-Campus Meal Plan $4,604    $1,200**
Textbooks Included    Included
Mandatory Health Insurance $1,470    $294
Personal Expenses Estimate $2,000    $450
Total Estimated Cost $26,312*    $7,297*

*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 2021-2022 in July 2021. 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.

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Statement of Finances

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Statement of Finances

Dependents

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.

Questions?

Schedule a 30-minute individual virtual appointment with an admissions counselor via video or voice to learn more about USI, the admission process and next steps.

Contact

International Admissions

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