U. of Illinois expects to hike tuition 4.8 percent
The Associated Press January 19, 2012 2:14PM
Updated: January 19, 2012 2:14PM
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois is expected to raise tuition for incoming students who start classes at its three campuses next year by 4.8 percent.
Trustees meeting in Chicago Thursday are expected to raise both tuition and room and board.
Information released by the university just before the meeting shows annual undergraduate tuition at Urbana-Champaign would increase by $532 to $11,636. In Chicago, tuition would increase by $468 to $10,232. In Springfield, the cost in would increase $420 a year to $9,090.
Illinois law locks in the rate a first-year student pays for four years.
Housing costs would go up $236 a year to $9,688 in Urbana-Champaign and $198 a year to $10,060 in Chicago. In Springfield, the increase would be $200 a year to $9,870.