Thursday, January 15, 2015

U of I trustees approve tuition freeze

University of Illinois trustees have voted to freeze in-state tuition rates at the school's three campuses.

The plan announced last week and unanimously approved by trustees Thursday in Chicago will freeze tuition at $12,036 a year in Urbana-Champaign, $10,584 at the Chicago campus and $9,405 in Springfield. State law guarantees first-year students at public universities their tuition won't increase for four years.

Tuition will increase by 2 percent for non-Illinois residents.

Housing costs at the three campuses, though, will increase. At the Urbana-Champaign campus the increase will be 1.5 percent to $10,332 a year. Chicago campus housing will increase 2 percent to $10,728. And in Springfield the cost will be $7,350, up .7 percent.

The freeze was reported by The State Journal-Register on January 15, 2015.

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