Tuesday, April 11, 2006

BOT approves tuition hike; UIS remains among most affordable

While tuition will increase at UIS this fall, the price of attending the university will remain among the lowest when compared to the other public universities in the state.

The U of I Board of Trustees voted April 11 to increase tuition by $1,005 for new in-state undergraduates entering UIS this fall to a total of $5,580 a year. This rate will be guaranteed for four years under the state-mandated guaranteed tuition plan.

UIS Chancellor Ringeisen said revenue from the tuition increase will restore state funding and tuition to 2002 levels, allowing the university to begin turning the corner on strengthening academic quality after four years of budget cuts and level funding. Read more>>

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