Costs & Financial Aid
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Applicants to CEE at Illinois will automatically be considered for all department scholarships and awards for which they are eligible. The University of Illinois provides financial assistance from a variety of University, federal, state and private resources, including free tuition for eligible in-state students and generous need-based scholarships.
Tuition & Costs
Visit the Office of Admissions for information about tuition and expenses.
Four years. Free tuition. For all in-state students who meet eligibility requirements.
Office of Student Financial Aid
Information about types of aid, as well as the financial aid application form.
A scholarship for newly admitted students at the University of Illinois who have the greatest amount of need.
CEE Scholarships & Awards
Each year, CEE awards thousands of dollars in scholarships, fellowships and awards to outstanding students.
Paid Research for Undergrads
CEE offers paid research opportunities for students to work with in labs with faculty on their research projects.
Tuition and fees
The Office of the Registrar includes detailed information about tuition rates and fees, including how the rates are determined and rates by academic year.
Submitting the application for admission places you in the candidate pool for consideration for all fellowships administered by the Graduate College, along with fellowships and assistantships offered within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The application includes basic information about you as a candidate, your personal statement, three letters of reference, and transcripts.
With regard to CEE funding, the number of applicants far exceeds the amount of funding that we have available. Only the most talented applicants who match the research needs of our professors receive funding from CEE. The selection process is difficult and we are able to give funding to only a small number of applicants.
A list of graduate fellowships awarded by CEE is available here.
For information about external fellowships, please see the Graduate College's External Fellowship information and Database.
The Grainger Engineering Ph.D. Commitment
Grainger Engineering Ph.D. students in their first five years of enrollment are guaranteed a funded appointment for fall and spring that includes a full tuition waiver, a partial fee waiver, and a stipend. Students are also eligible for summer support. Students must remain in Good Academic Standing (see the Graduate College Handbook, Part I, Chapter 3.2) and successfully perform the duties of their assistantships.
The Grainger College of Engineering has additional information on support available for eligible undergraduate and graduate engineering students, including merit-based scholarships for incoming freshmen. Learn more on the Grainger website.