CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) — At a Thursday meeting in Carbondale, the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees voted to not increase undergraduate tuition rates at the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses in the 2024-25 school year.

“SIU prioritizes keeping tuition rates affordable and accessible for all students,” said SIU System President Dan Mahony, Ph. D. “SIU strives to provide a high-quality education at a low cost, providing an outstanding value for students and families. Right now, we know that so many other costs are skyrocketing for students and families with inflation. As SIU continues to educate and grow our nation’s workforce, we want to do what we can to keep an SIU education in reach for every student.”

SIU Carbondale has not raised the undergraduate tuition rate in seven years, and SIU Edwardsville’s undergrad tuition rate has only seen two small increases since 2019.