BOT approves student fee increase, tuition rates

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

The Board of Trustees approved the proposed student fee increases and new tuition rates during its meeting Friday.

Next year, student fees are the following per credit hour: $6.25 for academic computer technology, $5.45 for student legal service, $10.50 for campus improvement, $3.75 for student activity, $13 for athletics, 80 cents for concert fees and $1 for student publications.

Six of the areas received increases from their present fees, with athletics receiving the biggest increase of $4.36. Campus improvement is the only area to receive a decrease from it current fees with $1.50 less.

The board also approved next year’s tuition for both undergraduate and graduate students.

New incoming undergraduate Illinois residents will have to pay $285 per semester credit hour. Non-residents will have to pay $356 per semester credit hour; graduate Illinois residents will have to pay $285 and non-resident graduate students will have to pay $684.

The board approved the appointment of Rehema Barber as the new director of the Tarble Arts Center and gave her a two-year contract from June 15 to June 30, 2017.

They also agreed with a labor agreement with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council. The agreement was for a 1 percent wage increase, which amounts to $7,835.

The board members approved 18 assistant professors for tenure during the meeting as well.


Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].