Southern Illinois University Raises Tuition 4.8 Percent

SIU Board of Trustees decided to increase students' tuition to $272 per credit hour

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    New students at Southern Illinois University will be paying nearly 5 percent more in tuition this fall while continuing students face higher fees.

    WSIU Radio reports the university's trustees signed off on the increases Thursday.

    Trustees Roger Herrin and Don Lowery voted against those actions, saying budget cuts should be made to rein in costs.

    Administrators say they've cut to the core in many areas, with little other places to trim.

    New students this fall will pay $272 per credit hour, and seven mandatory fees for all students are going up.