University of Illinois trustees approve in-state tuition rate freeze

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CHICAGO - University of Illinois Board of Trustees members have unanimously voted to freeze in-state tuition rates at the university's three campuses.

The plan to freeze tuition rates for in-state students was announced last week as a response to rising tuition rates at universities across the country.  Under the plan, the current tuition rates of $12,036 a year in Urbana-Champaign, $10,584 a year in Chicago, and $9,405 in Springfield, will be frozen.  Under state law, first-year students at public universities won't see an increase in their tuition for four years

However, tuition for non-Illinois residents is set to be increased by two percent.  In addition, housing costs at all three campuses will go up.  The Springfield campus will see an increase of 0.7 percent, bringing the cost to $7,350 a year.  Chicago's campus will see an increase of two percent, or $10,728 a year, and the Urbana-Champaign campus will be increased by 1.5 percent, bringing the total to $10,332 a year.
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