Tuition and Fees

Graduate education is an investment in your future, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be affordable. The online graduate programs at Gies deliver exceptional degrees at a fraction of the price of other top programs across the country. We’re building a global network of business leaders, and we believe price should not be a barrier. Included below is information on the tuition and fees for our online programs.

iMBA Program Tuition and Fees

When you register and take an iMBA course, you will pay the University of Illinois a tuition of $302 per credit hour effective Fall 2020. This would make a 4 credit hour course $1,208 and a 2 credit hour course $604.

Estimated Expenses:

  • Credit hours required: 72
  • Cost per credit hour: $302
  • Total tuition: $21,744*

The iMBA program is an approved cost-recovery and self-supporting program. Students in such programs are not eligible to receive tuition and fee waivers except statutory waivers.

*Annual inflation rate adjustments to tuition possible. Additional costs for case packets may be incurred. Student participation in immersion, alumni, and networking events are not included.

iMSA Program Tuition and Fees

When you register and take a specific iMSA accounting course, you will pay the University of Illinois a tuition of $850 per credit hour effective Fall 2020. This would make a 4 credit hour accounting course $3,400 and a 2 credit hour accounting course $1,700. Tuition for University of Illinois non-accounting elective courses will be $302 per credit hour, making a 4 credit hour course $1,208 and a 2 credit hour course $604.

Estimated Expenses:

  • Credit hours required: 32
  • Cost per credit hour: $850 for accounting and accounting Electives, $302 for non-accounting electives
  • Total tuition: $20,564 – $27,200 depending on elective course choices*

The iMSA program is an approved cost-recovery and self-supporting program. Students in such programs are not eligible to receive tuition and fee waivers except statutory waivers.

*Annual inflation rate adjustments to tuition possible. Additional costs for case packets may be incurred. Student participation in immersion, alumni, and networking events are not included.

iMSM Program Tuition and Fees

When you register and take an iMSM course, you will pay the University of Illinois a tuition of $302 per credit hour effective Fall 2020. This would make a 4 credit hour course $1,208 and a 2 credit hour course $604.

Estimated Expenses:

  • Credit hours required: 36
  • Cost per credit hour: $302
  • Total tuition: $10,872*

The iMSM program is an approved cost-recovery and self-supporting program. Students in such programs are not eligible to receive tuition and fee waivers except statutory waivers.

*Annual inflation rate adjustments to tuition possible. Additional costs for case packets may be incurred. Student participation in immersion, alumni, and networking events are not included.

View Transactions and Make a Payment

  • Log into Student Self-Service.
  • Select Account Billing Information.
  • Select Student Account.
  • To view real-time transactions (including credits and charges), select View Account.
  • To pay your balance, select Make Payment.

Once a month, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sends a reminder email to enrolled students prompting them to view their student account for recent activity and to pay any amount due by the due date.

To learn more about your Student Account, we encourage you to go to Understanding My Student Account on the University Bursar website and become familiar with all of the their services and policies. Contact the University Bursar with any questions or for further information.

Sponsor (Third-Party) Billing 

For students whose tuition may be paid by a sponsor organization, please visit Sponsor (Third Party) Billing for more information. If you need itemized bills used for reimbursements, please log into Student Self-Service and View Account (see instructions above). Contact University Bursar with any questions or for further information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is only available to domestic degree-seeking students. In order to qualify for federal aid as an online student, you must be enrolled in 8 credits per semester. Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

Billing Statements

The University of Illinois no longer mails billing statements to registered students. Bills are sent to the student’s @illinois.edu email account directly. Once a month, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sends a reminder email to enrolled students prompting them to view their student account for recent activity and to pay any amount due by the due date.

Other Expenses/Fees

Information on textbooks and other required course materials is communicated in your course syllabus.

Tuition and Fees Common Questions 

When is my tuition bill due?
  • Spring tuition is due February 28*.
  • Summer tuition is due June 28*.
  • Fall tuition is due September 28*.

Even if you register for summer and fall together, fall tuition will not post to your account until early fall. For more information, you can visit University Bursar.

Unless you are currently on a payment plan. Visit Pay My Bill for more information regarding payment options and due dates.

When will my deposit be applied to my account?

Your deposit will be applied several weeks into your term of admission. This is done to ensure that students have enrolled and stayed in courses.

I have questions about my bill/student account. Who should I contact?

Any questions about billing, payment plans, or your student account should be directed to the University Bursar

I need a letter for tuition reimbursement from my employer. How can I get one?

To request a program letter, please fill out the Program Letter Request form available on the admitted students page. Please be sure to provide all necessary information. Requests will be completed in the order they are received.

How do I get an itemized billing statement?

Typically students can download a pdf of their billing statements in QuikPay. This statement does not provide course information; if this is needed, students can either request a program letter or an official transcript. If your employer requires a stamped copy, please email usfscohelp@uillinois.edu, and the customer service team can provide one. The stamped copy will contain the same information as is available in QuikPay.