University Of Illinois Plans Tuition Freeze

(Champaign, IL) — The University of Illinois is considering a tuition freeze for new in-state students for the first time in more than two decades. If the board of trustees approves next week, tuition for incoming freshmen from Illinois would be the same as for this year’s freshmen, and because of the state’s guaranteed tuition law, the rate would stay the same for the full four years for these students. With the freeze, tuition would range from 94-hundred dollars at the Springfield campus to about 12-thousand-dollars at the Urbana-Champaign campus. With room, board and other costs included, the average student in the state schools pays about 25-thousand-dollars a year.