Costs & Financial Assistance

Bundled price for the 2-year DI-MS program is $38,500, which includes a full master's degree and the option to select one of four tracks (counseling, curriculum and instruction, global perspectives, and thesis).

  • Two Graduate Assistantships are available for the first year. Prospective students must apply for positions through DICAS. (Please see the section on the application process for more details.)

Additional costs

  • TB test (on campus) need documentation if done off campus...$10
  • Professional liability insurance…$25
  • Application fees…$75 ($35 DI, $40 graduate school)
  • Background check...$45
  • Drug screen....$50
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership...$58
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (on campus) need documentation if done off campus...$58 
  • Parking on campus...$100 - $200/year
  • Books...$200 - $600
  • Housing...variable, typically ranges from $400 - $600/month
  • Food Sanitation Certification (must be valid in Illinois)
    (proof of completion must be submitted, if done off campus)...$110 - $160
  • Transportation (public transportation will not work for all sites)...variable

Financial Aid

  • Financial assistance is available.
  • Contact Student Financial Services, 100 Swords Hall, (309) 677-3089
  • Graduate Assistantships are available. (Please see the section on the application process for more details.)