The tuition rate for University of Illinois iMBA Courses is currently $250 per credit hour. This would make a 4 credit hour course $1,000 and a 2 credit hour course $500.  In addition to the University of Illinois tuition, Coursera fees must also be paid (more information below).

View a Breakdown of iMBA Program Tuition for more information.

Please note that, pending Board of Trustees approval, tuition will be $297 per credit hour effective Fall 2019.

View Transactions and Make a Payment

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

Contact the University Student Financial Services & Cashier Operations office with any questions or for further information, including due dates.

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.

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 Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations with any questions or for further information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at this time is limited, and is only available to domestic degree seeking students. Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

Other Expenses/Fees

Textbooks and other high engagement Information on textbooks and materials is communicated in your Compass course syllabus.

Coursera Course Fee

The Coursera fee is $79 for each 2-credit hour iMBA course, or $158 for a 4-credit hour iMBA course.

View Transactions

  1. Log into Coursera
  2. Open My Purchases
  3. Find the course you want a receipt for
  4. In the “Purchase date” column, click Email Receipt

Make a Payment

  • You are prompted to pay the fee when you access a quiz item in Coursera.
  • If you have completed a Coursera session before the official iMBA course started, you do not need to pay again. Your payment and progress is automatically migrated over.

More information on Coursera receipts and financial aid can be found on the Coursera Help Page.

Tuition/Fee/Student Account FAQs

Can I have a tuition breakdown?

The iMBA program costs just under $22,000. Illinois tuition is $297/credit hour*. More information is available on the Tuition and Fees page. *Pending Board of Trustee approval.

When is tuition assessed?
Tuition for Fall 2018 will be assessed in early September and will be due September 28th. Tuition for spring is due on Feb 28th, for summer on June 28th , and for fall on September 28th. Even if you register for summer and fall together, fall tuition will not post to your account until early fall.

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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 Student Financial Services & Cashier Operations (USFSCO).
Coursera charge a monthly fee, is it possible to just pay them by the month rather than paying the flat $79 fee?
Initially, all of their courses were $79 but recently they started a $49/month subscription. Students could potentially do all the moocs prior to beginning their coursework, although this is not recommended. However, once you are an admitted student you are locked into the $79 fee.
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 (see for more information). 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 and the customer service team can provide one. The stamped copy will contain the same information as is available in QuikPay.