NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State University's Board of Trustees is set to consider a 4.4 percent increase for new in-state students this fall.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/KlGHcJ) reports the proposal is on the agenda for Friday's board meeting.
If approved, incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students from Illinois would pay $335 per credit hour. That means full-time students taking 15 credits per semester would pay a little more than $10,000 for two semesters.
University spokesman Jay Groves says ISU wanted to recommend a "modest" increase because of the economy. But Groves says the university added a cushion because state funding cuts could cause problems.
Tuition for new out-of-state, full-time undergrads would increase to $578 per credit hour. The board also will consider a 3 percent increase in residence hall rates.
Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com
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