Tuition increase considered by Illinois State University

NORMAL - A 2.1 percent tuition increase is expected to be considered by Illinois State University trustees at a meeting on Friday.

Eric Jome, spokesman for the university, said trustees would normally have considered tuition rates for the coming school year in May, but this year they wanted to wait to see how much money the university would receive in the just-passed state budget.

Jome also said the increase would raise the yearly cost of tuition, room and board to $22,942 for full-time students.  However, if the increase is approved it would only affect students starting at the university in the fall.  Under state law, students at public universities are guaranteed to pay the same tuition rate for four years.

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