SIU is expected to propose a 5-percent tuition hike at its next Board of Trustees meeting.
The proposal would increase incoming undergraduatre tuition, fees and housing by $862 next year. Graduate students would see an increase of $619 per year.
Proposals will be heard at the next meeting on the 28th, but a vote isn’t expected until May.
School officials say the tuition increases are to help offset the lack of state money the school has received.
Rend Lake College also approved a $2 increase per credit hour last week, with school officials citing the same reason.
SIU Board of Trustees release in advance of its meeting on Feb. 28th (Proposed increases on Page 5): http://bot.siu.edu/meetings/2013/FI0213.pdf