CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are expected to increase the cost of on-campus housing for next year but at the same consider a move to limit future increases in tuition.

The policy that trustees will consider Thursday in Chicago would link tuition increases to inflation and other factors.

Students are guaranteed by state law to pay the tuition rate they paid in their freshman year throughout their undergraduate years. But the rate increases for most incoming classes.

This year, tuition increased 9.5 percent and led to complaints from some students and parents.

Housing costs increase most years, too. Trustees will consider an increase that would raise the cost of a double dorm room in Urbana-Champaign 4 percent to $9,452 a year. Costs in Springfield and Chicago would increase less sharply.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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