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ELSA Costs


Tuition and Fees$17,412$17,412$34,824
Per Credit Hour$914$914
Tuition and Fees$17,003$17,003$34,006
Per Credit Hour$892$892
  • Tuition includes all books and required instructional materials.
  • Meal plans are optional and may be purchased through the University’s dining services.


ELSA offers a limited number of grants to qualified students. Details on current grant programs are available upon request and are included in all application packets, or by downloading our Financing Your Education for ELSA Students guide. Grant applications for fall term start (August) must be submitted to the ELSA Scholarship Committee by July 1, along with all required financial information.

Federal Student Financial Aid

Certain types of federal financial aid are now available to students: Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and federal work-study. Because these programs address the needs of low-income students, not all students will qualify. Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year so that eligibility can be determined. To apply for federal student aid, please complete the FAFSA application. The Elmhurst University code is 001676. In addition, you can learn more about federal financial aid options available to students with intellectual disabilities.

We encourage students and their families to seek out additional sources of funding as well, such as corporations, local businesses, private scholarship opportunities, vocational rehabilitation agencies and churches.

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