Tuesday, August 31, 2010

UIS students push for discounted tuition

It's a proposal students at University of Illinois-Springfield say will help the entire campus. The Student Government is asking the school to cut tuition for out of state students.

The proposed pilot program would grant in-state tuition to students from the 20 counties bordering Illinois to the west. UIS's Student Government argues more needs to be done to recruit people from that area. They say the program would increase enrollment, allowing the University to cut back on tuition hikes for in-state students.

Just 10% of UIS students are from outside of Illinois. U of I President Michael Hogan and the university board would have to endorse this program for it to go ahead. Hogan has asked the Student Government to give him some time to look over the proposal. The next board meeting is the near the end of September. Students are hoping it passes then.

The story was featured by WCIA-TV in a August 30, 2010, report.

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