University of Illinois raises tuition, housing costs for 2022-23 – NBC Chicago
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved an increase in tuition and fees for the 2022-23 school year for all incoming freshmen.
Beginning this fall, tuition for state freshmen will increase by nearly 2% at the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses. Undergraduate and international tuition will increase by 2.5% on the Urbana-Champaign campus and nearly 2% on the Chicago campus.
Base tuition for state students will increase by $220 to $12,474 per year on the Urbana-Champaign campus and by $194 to $10,970 per year on the Chicago campus.
The cost of attending the Springfield campus also increased.
The tuition increase, which is the second increase in the past eight years, was originally approved in January 2020 for state freshmen beginning the following fall, but months later, after the pandemic began, the board approved funding to meet those costs The students saw no increase, the press release said. According to the state study security law, the costs do not increase during the four-year undergraduate course.
“These modest increases will ensure that we can maintain the level of excellence that has led to record growth in enrollments and that the people of Illinois can count on,” said Tim Killeen, President of the University of Illinois System.
Apartment prices also rose about 2% Thursday to $11,598 a year for the standard rate for double rooms and meals on the Urbana-Champaign campus and about 3% to $12,206 a year on the Chicago campus.
Additionally, tuition increased to $1,620 at Urbana-Champaign and $1,710 at Chicago.
After accounting for books and other costs, the estimated total price for freshmen to attend both campuses will exceed $33,000, the university says. Certain majors cost several thousand dollars more.
Nearly 95,000 students are enrolled at the three campuses, including 60,000 Illinois students. About 30% of students paid no tuition at all through financial aid, the school said.