U. Of Illinois Boosting Tuition 4.8%

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University of Illinois freshmen will pay more than $24,000 this fall for tuition, fees and housing, an amount board members approved even as one trustee urged the group to "keep tuition in check."

New students at the Urbana-Champaign campus will pay $11,636 a year for tuition — a 4.8 percent increase — plus housing and fees that more than double that amount.

"Tuition increases have been declining over the least three years," U. of I. President Michael Hogan said at a board meeting at the university's Chicago campus. He said university officials hope to keep increases down, but "much depends on the future of state funding."

UIC freshmen will pay $10,232 for tuition and students at the Springfield campus will pay $9,090, plus fees and room and board. All the tuitions apply to Illinois residents; tuition for out-of-state residents is higher.

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