State Flag for Universities in Illinois Illinois Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Illinois:

In the most-difficulty category when it comes to earning in-state residency, prepare for a mandatory gap-year either prior to freshman year or after.  Overall Illinois is in the most-difficulty category relative to other states, but there are some exceptions most notably at University of Indiana-Urbana-Champaign.

Illinois Reciprocity Agreements:

Illinois is a member state of the Midwest Student Exchange Program which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Midwestern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Since individual universities in Illinois vary with their interpretations of state law so please see below links to in-state overviews for select universities in Illinois. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Illinois:

Yellow Square Means In-State Tuition is Medium Difficult University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Other Universities in Illinois:

Chicago State University-Chicago
Eastern Illinois University-Charleston
Governors State University-University Park
Illinois State University-Normal
Northeastern Illinois U-Chicago
Northern Illinois University-DeKalb
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Springfield
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago
University of Illinois-Chicago
University of Illinois-Springfield
Western Illinois University-Macomb

Every College in Illinois Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Illinois you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.