ISU Trustees Consider Tuition Freeze | WGLT

ISU Trustees Consider Tuition Freeze

May 7, 2019

The cost of attending Illinois State University in the fall would rise about 1.3%, according to a proposal going to the Board of Trustees on Friday.

Documents prepared for trustees indicate a $316 price increase for entering freshmen from Illinois who take a full courseload, live in residence halls, and use a campus dining plan.

The cost for undergraduates would rise to $24,682 per year.

That includes no change in tuition, and no change in room and board rates. There would be a 12% increase in student fees and a rise in insurance charges.

Last year there was a modest tuition increase and no hike to residence hall and dining rates.

According to Labor Department numbers, ISU's two-year price increase would be just under the rate of inflation. A three-year comparison shows ISU increases well under the inflation rate.

State law requires public universities to hold tuition rates steady for four years for entering freshmen.

Out-of-state tuition rates are roughly twice the amount for in-state students.

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