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June 30, 2023

The University administers several specific administration fees alongside tuition to all full-time students. For the 2023-24 school year, these fees will total $4,860.00.

According to the University’s office of the registrar, the fees charged each semester consist of the following.

  • Academic Facility Maintenance Fund Assessment (AFMFA)

This fee helps to support ongoing and future renovations of academic facilities on campus.

  • General Fee

The definition of this fee is quite broad, but the office of the registrar describes it as funding “improvements and enhancements for facilities within the Auxiliary Facilities System (repairs and replacements), utilities costs, overhead and employment-related costs…eligible grant programs and capital financing and related costs.”

  • Health Service Fee

Even if a student opts out of University insurance, they are required to pay the automatic Health Service Fee if enrolled full-time. This cost funds services at McKinley Health Center, a resource that provides care to University students from across campus. 

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Read more about McKinley’s offerings here.

  • Library and Information Technology Fee

Students are assessed a fee that is used to fund the University library system and its technological improvements.

  • Transportation Fee

This fee funds unlimited access to public transportation in Champaign through the Mass Transit District, or MTD. Students can ride buses throughout Champaign-Urbana using their iCards. 

The transportation fee also helps to fund the SafeRides program, which provides secure transportation for students who have no other means to return home between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..

  • Student-Initiated Fees

These are fees that were approved by students as part of a referendum process in student elections. An itemized list of the fees that fall under this category is available on the office of the registrar’s website.

  • Health Insurance Fee (unless opt-out)

The University provides health insurance to students through United healthcare. This plan is accepted by many providers outside of the University’s healthcare center. 

If a student is already covered under a health insurance plan, that is deemed “comparable” under the University’s guidelines. According to the Student Health insurance website, among other requirements, the plan must “provide access to in-Network emergent AND non-emergent care within a 50 mile radium of the UIUC campus” in order to qualify.

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