Tuition will increase 3.75 percent for new undergraduate students entering Illinois State University this fall term.

Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow out-of-state students to enroll in a Chicago-area school.

The board of trustees at Western Illinois University has voted to keep costs for the 2018-2019 school year at current levels.

Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says families in the state that have college savings plans won't get a break on their state taxes if they use those accounts to pay for private K-12 tuition.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he will recommend that the school freeze its base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year.

Northern Illinois University trustees have again voted to freeze tuition and lower fees for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

Downstate Congressman John Shimkus will help negotiate the final version of the Republican tax reform bill. 

The University of Illinois has a new budget for 2018, and the spending plan holds the line on student tuition.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ameya Pawar wants Illinois to move towards free tuition for state universities. And the Chicago alderman says one way to do it is to spend more on capitol development at state college campuses.

Incoming Illinois State University students this fall won't pay more to attend the school than last year's freshman class.  ISU trustees voted to hold tuition, fees and room-and-board rates steady for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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As part of his budget address, Governor Bruce Rauner called for a 10% funding increase to MAP Grants yesterday.  

The state’s ongoing budget impasse has hit community colleges particularly hard, with funds to these schools and the students who attend them drastically reduced. The Illinois Community College Board is distributing $3 million in emergency aid, divided among seven campuses.

The University of Illinois plans to hold basic tuition steady for in-state students enrolling in the fall, but students at the Chicago campus will see an increase for certain majors. That bump is called a “differential,” and university spokesman Tom Hardy says Illinois has been using differentials on all three campuses to raise money for engineering, business administration, nursing and other subjects:

Incoming freshmen from Illinois would see no increase in base tuition at the University of Illinois next fall under a proposal announced by the school's leadership. 

Incoming freshmen from Illinois would see no increase in base tuition at the University of Illinois next fall under a proposal announced by the school's leadership.

Eureka College freezes room, board costs for 2014-2015

Feb 18, 2014

Eureka College is freezing student room and board costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The Board of Trustees vote follows a similar move to freeze tuition at the current year’s rate. The freeze applies to present and incoming students. 

State funding for colleges and universities appears to be rebounding across the nation. Illinois State University Professor Jim Palmer says his annual survey shows state legislatures spent nearly 6% more on higher education last year. Palmer says these funding swings tend to track recessions and the economy fairly closely:

U of I trustees to consider 1.7-percent tuition hike

Jan 13, 2014

University of Illinois trustees later this month will consider raising tuition 1.7 percent for next school year. The university announced the proposed increase on Monday as a committee of trustees reviewed it. The full board of trustees would have to approve the proposal at its next meeting on Jan. 23. The proposal would raise the cost of a year of tuition for in-state students to $12,036 in Urbana-Champaign, $10,584 in Chicago and $9,405 in Springfield.

ICC tuition to increase eight percent

Mar 27, 2013

Illinois Central College tuition is going up eight percent next school year. The ICC board of trustees approved the  increase Wednesday. It raises the tuition rate about nine dollars per credit hour.