NORMAL — Tuition, fees and on-campus housing costs will not go up for incoming Illinois State University students this fall, if the board of trustees goes along with a recommendation from the administration to hold the line on those charges.
Record enrollment for three years in a row was a major factor in the decision, according to Dietz. Tuition revenue has helped ISU remain “strong and stable” despite the state budget impasse, he said.
The university had considered keeping tuition unchanged before, “but we didn’t think we could make it happen until this year,” said Dietz.
Under the state’s “truth-in-tuition” law, the tuition paid by an incoming student at a state university is guaranteed to stay the same for four years.
Dietz said the administration also will not recommend increases in tuition rates for out-of-state or graduate students this fall.
If the recommendation is approved, new students would pay the same rates as students who started at ISU last fall: $370.35 per credit hour. The board meets May 12.
This story will be updated.
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March 29, 2017 at 07:43AM