SIU Board OKs tuition increase

SIU board OKs tuition, fee increases
By: Associated Press

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- New students at Southern Illinois University's campuses in Edwardsville and Carbondale will be paying about $1,000 more this fall.

The university's Board of Trustees signed off on the increases Thursday.

New full-time students at the Carbondale campus will pay $540 more a year in tuition. That's a 9.3% increase over last year -- for a total of $6,348 a year.

At the Edwardsville campus, new full-time students will pay an extra $470 dollars in tuition, up 9.9% over last year -- for a total of $5,227 a year.

Fees will rise about $550 at the Carbondale school and $624 at the Edwardsville campus.

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