The University of Illinois requires all first-year undergraduate students (who do not commute) to stay on campus. The cost for a year of tuition, fees, room and board, and basic expenses averages about $25,000 for Illinois residents. For nonresidents, the average is about $39,000. The average student indebtedness upon graduation is $23,000. Around three-quarters of students are recipients of financial aid; the average is a very generous $13,000. Also, the average need-based gift aid comes to nearly $12,000.