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Trustees OK No Tuition Increase for Fall at Illinois State

Incoming Illinois State University students this fall won't pay more to attend the school than last year's freshman class. (WRSP)

Incoming Illinois State University students this fall won't pay more to attend the school than last year's freshman class.

ISU trustees on Friday voted to hold tuition, fees and room-and-board rates steady for the 2017-2018 academic year. That means new undergraduate, full-time students from Illinois will pay $370.25 per credit hour in tuition. The new students will pay the rate through 2021.

The board's decision approves ISU President Larry Dietz's recommendation not calling for a tuition increase despite the ongoing Illinois budget impasse. He has said the goal is to provide a sense of stability for prospective students and their families and rebuild their confidence in the state. Illinois has gone nearly two years without a state budget amid lawmaker disagreements in Springfield.


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