U of I Set To Freeze Tuition For Second Year

January 20, 2016
 
Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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The University of Illinois is set to propose a tuition freeze for students entering in the fall. It would be the second year in a row that the system held tuition flat for in-state students.

President Timothy Killeen said he supports the move, despite pressures to raise revenue. Killeen said in a statement that the U of I's "financial challenges" can't detract from the university's core mission.

A tuition freeze could help make the U of I more competitive with other, less expensive schools. Killeen has said in the past that increasing enrollment is one of his key goals.

The move would come with financial risks. The university has seen no state funding since the budget standoff began seven months ago.  

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the proposal Thursday during its meeting in Chicago.

Story source: WILL