Friday, January 21, 2011

U. of Illinois adopts tuition control measure

University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to adopt a policy designed to limit tuition increases, but the cost of housing is still going up at the school's three campuses.

The highest increases will be on the flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign, where the cost of dorm room shared by two people and a meal plan will increase 4 percent to $9,452 a year. Some locations and plans will cost a little more or less.

A typical double-occupancy dorm room at the Chicago campus plus a meal plan will cost $9,862 for the year, with slight variations by location.

In Springfield, a room in Lincoln Hall will cost $6,520 for the year, a 1.9 percent rise, and a Founders Hall room will be $6,670, 1.7 percent more than this year. Meal packages would add $2,200 to $3,150 to the cost.

The change was featured in a January 21, 2011, article by the Associated Press.

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