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ISU tuition hike approved

Fri, 11 May 2012 11:15:04 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker and Willis Kern

Tuition at Illinois State University will be going up for students entering school this fall. Trustees today approved a 4.4% hike for this year. That's the only tuition hike students facing this increase will recieve over four years. Fees, room and board will rise about 3%. ISU President Al Bowman says the country is moving toward privatizing higher education so it's not surprising to see tuition going up. Trustee J. D. Bergman says with ISU and other universities facing a 6% cut in state funding there's no real choice other than to hike tuition. Trustees also approved spending a half million dollars to replace a road on North Campus Drive near the Nelson Smith Building, and $1 million to replace the roof at the Metcalf lab school.

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