Costs and Financial Assistance

Students entering the program as graduate students will pay $39,000 in tuition for the two years ($19,500 per year). Students entering the program as senior undergraduate students (4+1 option) will continue to pay their undergraduate tuition rate for the first year, and pay $19,500 for year two as a graduate student.

  • Graduate assistantships are available for one year of the program. (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…$40 Graduate school application
  • Fingerprinting and Background check…$75
  • Drug screen…$40
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (on campus) need documentation if done off campus…$58 
  • Parking on campus…$0 - $200/year
  • Books…$500 - $800
  • 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.)