Tuition Rates

Tuition and fee rates for graduate and professional students can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.

Tuition for the online MHRIR program is $755 per credit hour with no additional fees or out of state differentials. There are a total of 48 credit hours in the program (12 courses at four hours each), making tuition for the entire program $36,240. The main additional expense will be the cost of books.

Tuition and fees are direct costs charged by the university. The cost of attendance also includes indirect cost allowances for food, housing, books, supplies and other expenses. You will not be billed by the university for these costs unless you live in university housing.  Use the Illinois Cost Calculator for an estimated cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

A number of financial aid packages are available from LER and the University of Illinois.

From the School of Labor & Employment Relations (applies to traditional on-campus programs)

The school offers fellowships, research assistantships, tuition scholarships, and tuition and fee waivers. Scholarships and fellowships are sponsored by various organizations, corporations and alumni funds, and some are designated for students in a particular area of interest or minority group.

Almost all financial aid is based on academic merit, awarded to top candidates in the fall and spring semesters. Recipients are chosen by the dean and the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee based an admissions rating system of the candidate’s record.

There is one fellowship based on financial need, and all accepted students are encouraged to apply.

To be considered:

All students admitted to the on-campus MHRIR will be considered for departmental financial aid. There is no separate form to apply.

From the University of Illinois

Financial aid and employment opportunities across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus are available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. See for more information. When seeking financial aid outside the School of Labor and Employment Relations, apply directly to the unit that might have an interest in your specific skills.

The Graduate College also provides an assistantship clearinghouse that posts graduate hourly positions and assistantships: Assistantship Clearinghouse | The Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information about grants, loans and need-based aid, contact:

Financial Aid Office – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
620 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61801
(217) 333-0100