To qualify for a student visa, international students must prove adequate financial support for their first year of study. Students must also demonstrate a reasonable expectation of continued support, without recourse to employment while in the U.S., for the duration of their academic programs. Due to the limited resources available for international students, the International Admissions Committee must consider the students’ ability to finance their education when evaluating applications from students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents. Therefore, it is in the applicant’s best interest to be honest about his or her family’s ability to pay, including the exact amount the family is able to contribute to an Illinois Wesleyan education. Failure to do so may jeopardize a student’s chances of admission to the University.

The projected budget for an international student to attend Illinois Wesleyan University for the 2015-16 academic year is as follows:

Tuition (1 year, full-time) $42,290
Room (double occupancy) $6,134
Board (meal plan/18 meals per week) $3,662
Student Fees
  (Student Senate Activity Fee – $200
  & Residence Hall Fee – $30)
IWU Medical Insurance (mandatory) $985
Projected Total (first full year) $53,301
Plus Incidentals / Miscellaneous
(allowance for personal spending and textbooks, etc.)


U.S. Domestic Costs