Preliminary tuition figures show 6
URBANA – The tuition rate at UIS is
expected to rise by $112 per semester next year for full-time
undergraduate students who enrolled prior to this fall, based on
preliminary figures introduced at Thursday’s meeting of the
University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
Chester Gardner, UI vice president for academic affairs, gave a
presentation at the meeting that focused on the university’s
financial needs and their anticipated impact on tuition, fees and
financial aid for fiscal year 2006. The preliminary UIS semester
tuition increases of $112 – or 6 percent – for most full-time
undergrads, and $120 – or 7.1 percent – for continuing graduate
students, were included in the presentation.
University administrators plan to hear input on tuition rates over the
next few weeks before preparing some specific recommendations for
the board to vote on in January, Gardner said.
UIS Student Trustee Andrew Hollingsead said earlier this month that he
plans to seek student input on the issue after Thanksgiving by
sending a survey to every student and hosting a discussion forum.
Degree-seeking undergrads who enrolled this fall will not see a tuition
increase because the Guaranteed Tuition Plan requires the university
to offer these students the same rate for four years.
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