NIU Approves 2 Percent Tuition Increase

Hike will affect about 28 percent of the 22,000 students

Friday, Jun 21, 2013  |  Updated 10:27 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Students Protest Proposed Tuition Increase

Photos and Videos

Students Choosing Community College to Save on Tuition

With college costs going up, some students are turning to community colleges to save on tuition. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

Students Protest Proposed Tuition Increase

On the Central Connecticut State University campus, students voiced concerns about a proposed 5 percent increase to tuition and fees.
More Photos and Videos

Trustees at Northern Illinois University voted to approve a 2 percent tuition increase for new, in-state undergraduate students and current graduate students.

The hike will affect about 28 percent of the 22,000 students enrolled at the DeKalb university.

The increase means an in-state student would pay about $302 a credit hour, while an out-of-state student would pay twice that. Graduate students would pay about $342 a credit hour, while law students will pay $651.

The change means an incoming freshman from Illinois who's taking a full load of classes would pay about $9,100 a year, excluding fees, room and board.

The school's expecting about $454 million in revenue for the upcoming school year. About a fifth of that will come from the state.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out