Thursday, March 24, 2011

U. of I. OKs 6.9% tuition hike

University of Illinois trustees said they walked the line between staying level with inflation and keeping tuition affordable when they approved a 6.9 percent tuition increase for this fall's freshman class.

New students at the Urbana-Champaign campus will pay $11,104 tuition each year, while UIC students will pay $9,764 and students at the Springfield campus will pay $8,670.

"I don't think we need to choose between being an excellent, outstanding university and being an accessible university," said board Chairman Christopher Kennedy.

The increase was featured in a March 24, 2011, article in the Chicago Tribune.

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