Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Robert Morris University Illinois is $28,050 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 1% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. The cost is 11% more expensive than the average Illinois tuition of $25,344 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 39th in Illinois amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 33rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $15,915 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Chicago should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,225 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,872 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Robert Morris was $48,690 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Illinois residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Robert Morris University Illinois and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Robert Morris University Illinois
Estimated Budgets
Illinois Resident Total Budget $48,690
   In-State Tuition$28,050
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$15,915
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,225
   Books and Supplies$1,500
Non-Resident Total Budget $48,690
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,050
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$15,915
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,225
   Books and Supplies$1,500


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $48,690 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Robert Morris net price for in-state students is $20,772* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

96% of Robert Morris University Illinois students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $14,934. 60 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,181. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Robert Morris University Illinois, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Robert Morris University Illinois
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$20,772*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid96%
Average Total Grant Aid$14,934
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants60%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,181

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$22,359
$30,001 to $48,000$20,854
$48,001 to $75,000$19,018
$75,001 to $110,000$21,839

Average Financial Aid Mix - $48,690 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $48,690. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 33% - $14,934

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Robert Morris University Illinois or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 14% - $6,337

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 53% -  $24,194

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Robert Morris University Illinois.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Robert Morris is $194,760 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $18,157 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $72,628**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $243,450 or $90,785 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Robert Morris University Illinois are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Robert Morris University Illinois
Price per credit hour$788
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$2,364
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$3,152


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 79% of Robert Morris University Illinois students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,337. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $30,133.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Robert Morris University Illinois? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $72,628, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $90,114.69. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Robert Morris University Illinois. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 96% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $18,157. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Robert Morris University Illinois student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Robert Morris University Illinois Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$750.96
Amount Borrowed$72,628.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$17,486.69
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$90,114.69

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Robert Morris ? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Robert Morris University Illinois, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $90,114.69 would be needed to afford a $750.96 monthly payment in the example $72,628.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Robert Morris University Illinois in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $22,200 to $28,050. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $194,760.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Robert Morris University Illinois.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$66,960$267,840
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$85,460$341,840
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $109,071$436,284
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $126,263$505,053

Tuition History

What was tuition at Robert Morris five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Robert Morris University Illinois to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 308 125% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 141 139% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 130 138% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 92 16% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 66 158% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 62 140% costlier
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 60 21% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 60 140% costlier
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 58 43% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 39 141% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 24 150% costlier
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 21 146% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 18 184% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 11 141% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 6 132% costlier


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About Robert Morris University Illinois

Robert Morris University Illinois is a four year private college located in Chicago, Illinois.  Full time enrollment is 1,619 and part time is 315. Learn more about getting accepted at Robert Morris University Illinois at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Robert Morris University Illinois
401 S State Street
Chicago, Illinois

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private not for profit institution.

Robert Morris University Illinois cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148335 IPEDS survey data.