Thursday, January 17, 2013

UIS could see six percent spike in housing fees

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees could raise housing fees system-wide at its meeting next week.

The Springfield campus could get the worst of it -- trustees could hike fees by an average of six percent.

 "The housing fees have gone up," says UIS spokesman Derek Schnapp. "It's not really a surprise to our residents or our students that live in our housing complexes because we have done some extensive renovations in the past couple of years. That figures into those costs."

Trustees will consider the hike at next week's meeting. It will take effect this fall if approved. Trustees are also expected to discuss tuition hikes.

The story was featured by WTAX-AM radio on January 16, 2013.

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