Univ. of Illinois Students Could See Tuition Increase

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) –  Trustees at the University of Illinois are scheduled to vote on a plan to increase tuition by 6.9 percent for students who start this fall.

That means new students at the university’s Urbana-Champaign campus would pay $11,104 a year in tuition.

Students at the Chicago campus would pay $9,764, while students in Springfield would pay $8,670.

Those figures don’t include fees, room and board.

Last year, trustees raised tuition by 9.5 percent.

University spokesman Thomas Hardy calls the increase trustees are scheduled to consider on Wednesday “a conservative proposal.”

Hardy says it keeps in mind the concerns of families and the financial needs of the university.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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