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How Much Is Tuition? At the U. of Illinois, Like Many Research Universities, It’s Complicated

Ask nine students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign what attending their college costs, and you might get just as many different answers.

The university charges a “base” tuition of $12,036 per year. But a student majoring in advertising pays about $800 more. Students in the College of Fine and Applied Arts are each charged $1,600 more than the base price. Enrolled in the College of Business? That adds a whopping $5,000 to the bill.

Those are just three of nine majors at the university that add to the price of tuition to increase revenue and to pay for the added costs of particular courses. The university also adds charges for students in agriculture or environmental sciences, life sciences, engineering, and journalism.