Tuesday, November 10, 2009

UIS student gov't backs athletic fee increase

The University of Illinois Springfield’s move to NCAA Division II athletics got another boost Sunday night when the Student Government Association voted to support a $17 increase in the intercollegiate athletic fee paid by students.

If the increase is approved by the U of I board of trustees, UIS students next fall will be paying an athletic fee of $149 per semester, up 12.9 percent from the 2009-2010 school year.

The increase will be used to help cover equipment and travel costs for the inaugural UIS baseball team, which scheduled to compete in 2010-11.

The fee change was featured in an November 10, 2009 article in the State Journal-Register.

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