Friday, January 20, 2012

University of Illinois raises tuition by 4.8 percent

Guaranteed four-year tuition for incoming full-time students of the University of Illinois Springfield will increase 4.8 percent to $9,090 per year this fall.

The U of I Board of Trustees approved new tuition, housing and student fee structures for all three university campuses at a meeting in Chicago Thursday.

The board last year voted to limit tuition increases to no more or less than inflation rates for the past four years. The 2012-13 increase — for incoming in-state freshmen only — is the second to be established under the policy. It applies only to students who will be enrolling for the first time in the general undergraduate degree programs in May 2012 or after.

The cost for a double-occupancy room in Lincoln Residence Hall with a full meal plan at UIS will rise 2.1 percent, or $200, to $9,870 per year beginning with the 2012 school year.

The tuition increase amounts to $14 per credit hour for incoming Illinois-resident.

Fees will rise 2.1 percent, or $37, to $1,783 per year at UIS. UIS spokesman Derek Schnapp said the bulk of the fee increase — $24 per year — is in the general fee.

The increase was featured in an January 20, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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